(Jackson Hole, WY & Charlotte, NC â€“ September 25, 2009) Mountain KhakisÂ®, a premier outdoor-lifestyle apparel brand â€œBuilt for the Mountain Lifeâ€, and the Gaston County Economic Development Commission proudly announce MK's new fulfillment warehouse in Gastonia, North Carolina.
A strategic move to better serve their 1000 US dealers and increase overall production and operations management (POM) efficiency, Mountain KhakisÂ® relocated their warehouse from a third party operation in Texas to their own facility in North Carolina, in close proximity to their Charlotte office.
â€œThis move from Texas to Gastonia will allow our company to improve quality control, better serve our customers, and improve operational efficiencies and savings. The entire process has gone quite wellâ€ stated Dan Royle, Mountain Khakis'Â® COO. â€œWe are very pleased with Gastonia and our new location. I would like to thank Marc Bolick and the Gaston County Economic Development Commission for their hard work and assistance.â€
Mountain KhakisÂ® recently announced its rank among America's â€œFastest-Growing Private Companiesâ€ as position #404 on the 2009 Inc. 500 register. Founded in 2004, Mountain KhakisÂ® was measured among the nation's top-performing entrepreneurs, having experienced 638% growth as compared to the 3-year Industry average of 16.42%, and the Inc. 500 Industry median of 162.8%. Within the Consumer Products & Services Category, Mountain KhakisÂ® ranks #34.
As well as being a leader in the nation, Mountain KhakisÂ® is a leader in its industry. Their top-selling Original Mountain Pant or "OMP" is joined among the best-selling ranks by their Teton Twill Pant and Alpine Utility Pant or "AUP".
Mountain KhakisÂ® has hired a warehouse manager, and plans to hire an additional three to four persons over the next two years. All hiring will be conducted by the company at the 2633 Plastics Drive facility.
Forsite Development Inc. owns the â€œNorcap Buildingâ€, in which the Mountain KhakisÂ® warehouse is located, and developed the flex/office space for use by multiple tenants. Forsite Development Inc. provided Mountain KhakisÂ® with improvements to the warehouse and office space.
About Gaston County Economic Development Commission
The Gaston County Economic Development Commission (GCEDC) is dedicated to attracting and retaining desirable businesses and employers to continue improving and diversifying economic opportunities in Gaston County, North Carolina.
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Gaston County EDC
About Mountain KhakisÂ®
Design. Quality. Consistency. Authenticity. What started as a casual conversation at the Shady Lady Saloon in Jackson Hole, WY has become the Outdoor Industry's top-performing â€˜bottoms' brand. Established in 2003 and based in Jackson Hole, Mountain KhakisÂ® quickly became a staple in the wardrobe of everyone from ranch hands to golf pros, those who travel by jet, as well as those who travel by thumb. The Mountain KhakisÂ® brand story continues to resonate as it connects to the enthusiast who believes that freedom and rugged adventure is a way of life. Mountain KhakisÂ® is a proud member of 1% For The PlanetÂ®.
Mountain KhakisÂ® ~ Built for the Mountain Lifeâ„¢ ~ Get in Our Pants!
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Jen Taylor, Partner & PR Manager
Mountain Khakis, LLC
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