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Shimano expanding Calif. facility

Shimano expanding Calif. facility

Shimano American Corporation broke ground today on an expansion to the distribution center at its Irvine, Calif., headquarters.

“This investment, combined with our East Coast distribution center expansion project started last month, will help us to improve our operational capabilities to better service our customers,” said company president Dave Pfeiffer.

The Irvine facility will grow 48,000 square feet in distribution space, and an additional 3,000 square feet in office space, notes Allen Johnston, Shimano’s senior manager of operations. Along with Shimano bicycle components and fishing tackle, the company will continue to distribute its G.Loomis fishing rods and PowerPro fishing line from the Irvine location. When the project is complete in August 2013, Shimano will add the distribution of its Pearl Izumi technical cycling and running products, and have better capabilities for distribution of Jackall Lures the company begins handling in January.

“With our expansion plans both in Irvine and at our distribution center in Ladson, S.C.,” said Pfeiffer, “ we’ll improve the efficient handling and shipping logistics of our brands – leading to benefits to all our business partners."

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