Velocity centralizes rim and wheel production and distribution in Michigan

By Stephen Frothingham

Company will close its Florida facility.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is moving all its rim and wheel production and distribution to its headquarters here, beginning in December. The company will close its rim factory in Jacksonville, Florida, which has operated for about five years. Employees at the Florida facility are being offered jobs in Michigan and relocation assistance, a company spokesman said.

The company, which was launched in Australia by brothers Tom and John Black, is celebrating 25 years in business.

Centralizing production is expected to improve product delivery time by 7 to 10 days. The factory will join Velocity’s current distribution and wheel building facility in Grand Rapids.

“The combined facility will enhance research and development capabilities and continue to build on Velocity’s reputation for top-tier customer service by leveraging the state of Michigan’s long history and reputation as an innovative manufacturing hub for the United States,” the company said.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News