BicycleRetailer.com – Interbike Works with Yakima on Pacific Northwest Area at the Show – July 9, 2015

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Interbike and Yakima are working together to create “North by Northwest,” a community space at this fall’s trade show that will highlight brands from the Pacific Northwest, while also providing  a comfortable place to gather and enjoy events, food, and music.

Yakima, based in Beaverton, Oregon, will be the anchor brand in the new area and will work closely with the Interbike team to create the overall feel and vibe.

Portland, Oregon-based Showers Pass is also participating.

“The whole idea of curating this space around the Northwest was presented to us by the Yakima team because they wanted to approach the show from a different angle,” said Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike. “We saw it as an opportunity to shine a bright light on a region that has really become an incubator of innovation and design. There are so many great companies creating amazing products in the Northwest that it was a natural addition.”

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BustedWallet.com – Featuring BigStack – July 8, 2015

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There is no question, the kayak has quickly gained in popularity over the years as a means of water recreation. They are small, storage friendly, and can be moved with ease from your home to the water front when compared to just about any other watercraft. But not all of us live on the beach or on a river bank, and we need a means to transport our kayak to the places where we can enjoy them the most. This summer, we rigged up the Yakima BigStack Kayak Carrier to the crossbars on our Jeep, and we hit the road…

Versitle in design, durable, and sturdy, the Yakima BigStack Kayak Carrier will get you and your equipment where you need to go. The fold-down feature makes this rig roadworthy whether carrying a kayak or not, and being able leave it on the crossbars for the season is a great time saver. Add the ability to carry multiple kayaks, there are virtually no limitations when getting your gear out to the water.

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BicycleRetailer.com – Yakima Plans Headquarters Move Into New, Larger Building – July 2, 2015

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Yakima Products plans to move from its current leased space here to a new, much larger building it is buying in nearby Lake Oswego.

The company is currently based near Nike’s headquarters campus in Beaverton in 37,000-square-foot building. The new building is 89,000 square feet; Yakima plans to occupy 65,000 square feet of it and potentially lease the remaining space. The company is working with the city of Lake Oswego, which owns the building, to buy it and its 13-acre lot for $20.1 million. The purchase is expected to close early next month.

The company said it has expanded its U.S. employee count by 21 percent in the past year and is planning for continued growth, said Ryan Martin, Yakima’s CEO.

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BicycleRetailer.com – Yakima focuses on simplifying its product line, and its trade show schedule – July 1, 2015

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Yakima has completed a major overhaul of its roof rack products for the 2016 model year, and also revamped its dealer introduction strategy.

Yakima more than cut in half the number of product SKUs that the company and its dealers need to stock in order to attach its towers to most vehicles on the market. It also reduced SKUs in its roofbox line and is rolling out new, more colorful and more informative packaging, new retail merchandising fixtures and a new website.

To introduce the changes the company brought in retailers, international distributors and trade media for presentations last month at a leased 16,000-square-foot industrial building in Portland, a few miles from its global headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

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OregonBusiness.com – Yakima Products to relocate from Beaverton – July 1, 2015

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Yakima Products is closing in on a $20.1 million deal with the City of Lake Oswego for a building on SW Kruse Way.

The move was planned because the brand currently works in a property owned by Nike, which wanted to negotiate Yakima’s exit before the end of its lease in 2020, OregonLive.com reports.

“We are thrilled to be making the West End Building Yakima’s new home,” said Yakima chief executive Ryan Martin in a news release. “It is the perfect location for our growing business, and we are excited to have a headquarters that we fully own and can customize to our unique needs.”

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SNEWSnet.com – Yakima Annouces New Headquarters – July 1, 2015

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Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, today announced plans to acquire the West End Building, located at 4101 SW Kruse Way in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Yakima is working with the City of Lake Oswego to finalize the $20.1 million purchase, which is scheduled to close by early August 2015. The purchase is being brokered by JLL commercial real estate company, with consultation from Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett.

The 89,000 square-foot building more than doubles the company’s North American footprint. Its current headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon is 37,000 square-feet. Yakima plans to remodel and occupy 65,000 square feet of it, potentially leasing the additional space until it is needed due to additional company growth. Yakima has expanded its US employee base by 21 percent in the past year and plans for continued growth.

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Vehicle rack and cargo management company plans to purchase 89,000 square-foot building in Lake Oswego, Oregon


Beaverton, OR – June 30, 2015 – 
Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, today announced plans to acquire the West End Building, located at 4101 SW Kruse Way in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Yakima is working with the City of Lake Oswego to finalize the $20.1 million purchase, which is scheduled to close by early August 2015. The purchase is being brokered by JLL commercial real estate company, with consultation from Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett.

The 89,000 square-foot building more than doubles the company’s North American footprint. Its current headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon is 37,000 square-feet. Yakima plans to remodel and occupy 65,000 square feet of it, potentially leasing the additional space until it is needed due to additional company growth. Yakima has expanded its US employee base by 21 percent in the past year and plans for continued growth.

“We are thrilled to be making the West End Building Yakima’s new home,” said Ryan Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Yakima. “It is the perfect location for our growing business, and we are excited to have a headquarters that we fully own and can customize to our unique needs.”

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Yakima Announces New Headquarters – July 1, 2015

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Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, today announced plans to acquire the West End Building, located at 4101 SW Kruse Way in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Yakima is working with the City of Lake Oswego to finalize the $20.1 million purchase, which is scheduled to close by early August 2015. The purchase is being brokered by JLL commercial real estate company, with consultation from Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett.

The 89,000 square-foot building more than doubles the company’s North American footprint. Its current headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon is 37,000 square-feet. Yakima plans to remodel and occupy 65,000 square feet of it, potentially leasing the additional space until it is needed due to additional company growth. Yakima has expanded its US employee base by 21 percent in the past year and plans for continued growth.

“We are thrilled to be making the West End Building Yakima’s new home,” said Ryan Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Yakima. “It is the perfect location for our growing business, and we are excited to have a headquarters that we fully own and can customize to our unique needs.”

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PamplinMedia.com – Yakima Products to buy Lake Oswego’s West End Building for $20.1 million – June 30, 2015

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Beaverton-based Yakima Products Inc. has agreed to purchase the West End Building for $20.1 million, company and city officials announced Tuesday.

The 35-year-old company, which makes roof racks, bike racks, cargo boxes and bags and multi-sport trailers, will move its corporate headquarters and research-and-development operations to the 89,000-square-foot building at 4101 Kruse Way.

“We are thrilled to be making the West End Building Yakima’s new home,” said Ryan Martin, the company’s CEO. “It’s the perfect location for our growing business, and we are excited to have a headquarters that we fully own and can customize to our unique needs.”

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BizJournals.com – Yakima Moving to Lake Oswego with New $20M Headquarters – June 30, 2015

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Yakima Products Inc. is leaving its long-time Beaverton home after acquiring a Lake Oswego building for $20 million in a move that doubles the size of its headquarters.

The privately held maker of vehicle racks and other cargo products is working with the city of Lake Oswego to finalize its $20.1 million purchase of the West End Building at 4101 S.W. Kruse Way. The deal with the city, which owns the building, is expected to close in August.

The West End Building would give Yakima 89,000-square-feet of real estate, more than double the 37,000 square feet it occupies at its current headquarters in Beaverton.

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OregonLive.com – Yakima Products moving from Beaverton to Lake Oswego – June 30, 2015

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Yakima Products, the vehicle racks and cargo brand, announced plans Tuesday to buy the West End Building in Lake Oswego.

Yakima is working with the city of Lake Oswego to finalize the $20.1 million purchase of the building at 4101 SW Kruse Way. The sale is scheduled to close by early August.

The company, which has 85 employees in Oregon, would leave its current leased home in the Woodside Corporate Park. Nike owns that property and had been in discussions with Yakima leadership about the rack brand leaving before its lease expired in 2020.

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