Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Velocity Moving Wheel Production to Jacksonville

I'm a couple of days behind in reading Bike Jax emails and boy was this a nice one to open.

"November 7, 2011


(Grand Rapids, MI) Brothers and partners, Tom and John Black will begin manufacturing rims in Jacksonville, Florida in February 2012.  Currently, all Velocity rims are made in Australia, and production will cease in Brisbane by the end of November.

Tom Black, the founder of Velocity, will be relocating from Australia to Florida where he will continue to oversee rim production at Velocity’s new manufacturing factory.  Velocity’s distribution center will continue to operate out of Grand Rapids, Michigan as it has since 1992 and become their worldwide headquarters; with the Australian facility remaining as a distribution center for the Asian and Australian markets.

Velocity will be the only U.S. produced aluminum rim in the cycling industry. John Black, president of Velocity Worldwide, Inc., anticipates this to further propel the company as a leader in quality, ingenuity and customization customers have come to love and expect from Velocity."

I don't have any further details as of yet. I have left voice mail and sent emails for more info and as soon as I do get some more info I'll up date this post. This is great news for Jacksonville and the bicycle community. 


Anonymous said...

holy awesomeness Bike Man...I want in on that -Harley

JohnnyK said...

Hey Jacksonville you better be careful you may become a bicycle city. I cannot wait for the day that you can buy every part (including frame) from local Jacksonville vendors.

Anonymous said...

this is great news for Jax and the cycling community... does anyone know where they will be located in Jax?