SEATTLE, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Outfitter and manufacturer Filson, announces the opening of its new world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Seattle, the city that the company has called home for 116 years. Filson will celebrate this new chapter in the company's history today with members of the local government, business and creative communities.
The 57,400 square-foot building houses a new state-of-the-art factory, showroom and headquarters in a converted warehouse. The layout features a transparent view into the manufacturing facility that is visible on the first floor, where all of Filson's bags and luggage are sewn. Additionally, the company will be upgrading its factory on Fourth Avenue South in Seattle so that it may continue to utilize the space as a modern apparel manufacturing center.
The new facility is part of a freshly energized direction to expand distribution globally while elevating the Filson brand. Filson is currently in three different buildings in Seattle, including this new location on First Avenue South. The company currently has 224 employees with plans to expand production, merchandising and design in Seattle.
"This expansion furthers our 116 year commitment to our customers to provide unfailing goods that allows them to do what they love in the outdoors," said CEO Alan Kirk. "We celebrate this expansion with our customers who, thanks to their demand for our products, have allowed us to stay true to our values of local manufacturing without compromising quality."
Filson products are made with integrity, dedication and skill, all of which makes them built to last. Approximately 70 percent of Filson sales are manufactured in the Seattle Filson Factory. And, as always, all products come with a lifetime guarantee. Filson currently has stores in Seattle, Portland, Ore. and London, England.
Established in 1897, Filson is the leading outfitter and manufacturer of unfailing goods for outdoor enthusiasts. Built upon a reputation for reliability, Filson is a favorite among fishermen and hunters, engineers and explorers, mariners and miners, and anyone who refuses to stay indoors. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and renowned for proprietary fabrics such as heavyweight Tin Cloth and warm Mackinaw Wool, Filson stands for the highest quality and most durable apparel and accessories. Filson was acquired by Bedrock Manufacturing in 2012. For more information, go to http://www.filson.com.