Yakima’s Popular RackDawg Training Hits the Road


Lake Oswego, OR, March 23, 2017Yakima is bringing back RackDawg, the company’s longstanding technical training event program for retailers. This proven training program, which first got its start in the 1990s, is designed for retail associates by Yakima staff members, many of whom previously were retail associates themselves.

RackDawg is a full day of sessions that include sales training, product knowledge, and technical installation, with lots of Yakima-style fun mixed in. Led by Yakima’s Road Warrior field team, the Yakima vehicle fit team, and Yakima sales representatives, RackDawg truly embraces the spirit of the brand, arming retailers with the know-how they need to give their customers the best experience possible.


“With the recent launch of an entirely new aerodynamic roof rack system, the StreamLine System, and our entrance into the camping market with our first roof top tent, the SkyRise, Yakima continues to grow in new and exciting ways. RackDawg gives retailers an unparalleled, immersive experience that will give them complete confidence with these new fits and products,” said Matt Swainbank, Events and Training Manager. “These events are also a great opportunity for Yakima staff to get hands-on with our retail partners and learn from them as well.”

RackDawg is taking place from March through May at 15 cities across the country, and is open to all Yakima retailers. For more information on RackDawg training, please visit explore.yakima.com/rackdawg-2017. To register for an event, please visit yakimagarage.com, or contact Yakima at roadwarrior@yakima.com.

RackDawg 2017 Schedule
• Denver, CO – 4/5
• Salt Lake City, UT – 4/11
• Portland, OR – 4/14
• Cleveland, OH – 4/18
• Indianapolis, IN – 4/19
• Lansing, MI – 4/20
• Raleigh, NC – 4/25
• Los Angeles, CA – 4/25
• San Diego, CA – 4/26
• Atlanta, GA – 4/27
• San Francisco, CA – 5/8
• Chicago, IL – 5/9
• Minneapolis, MN – 5/11
• Madison, WI – 5/12

About Yakima

Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The company’s two brands – Yakima and Prorack – offer a variety of cargo management products, including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags, roof-top tents and awnings, and high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.