PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Hive, parent company of E-Thirteen, Chub Wheel Goods and Revl Road, has hired Cory Sullivan as head of U.S. dealer sales and Connor Bondlow in marketing design.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Detroit-based watch, leather goods and bicycle company Shinola opened its newest retail store in Los Angeles last week. The 1,100-square-foot shop is in the heart of the city's Silver Lake neighborhood, and is Shinola's seventh brick-and-mortar retail outlet.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling products are now available in South Korea via Welltuned, a distribution branch of the Hung-A corporation. This new partnership serves as Stages Cycling's entry to the Asian cycling market.
FRYBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Distributors Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen Co. and Wilson Bicycle Sales are all adding Vittoria to their helmet lineups.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle plans to move its global distribution center from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to a new facility in Johnson Creek, about 17 miles west. The new 250,000-square-foot distribution center is expected to open by the end of 2015, Trek said.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Florida e-bike maker Prodeco Technologies has agreed in principal to be acquired by a publicly traded development company, PayMeOn Inc.
CHICAGO (BRAIN)—It’s official. The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) is launching a trade show and is booking exhibition space for the Feb. 4-5 midweek expo.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — To benefit World Bicycle Relief, Mavic is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Ritte Vlaanderen road bike outfitted with Mavic’s 125th-anniversary Ksyrium wheel-tire system and SRAM Red 22 components. The bike was hand painted by Ritte founder Spencer Canon.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added Geoff Pomerantz to its outside sales team.
Pomerantz's territory includes Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin. He also represents Ridley bicycles and SMS Santini clothing and is a public relations consultant for the Chicago Bears.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is stepping up to become the co-title sponsor of the women's team formerly known as Specialized-Lululemon. This is SRAM's first venture into title sponsorship on the road.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Koobi, a small saddle supplier that targets the triathlon market, has added two new international distributors to its roster, said Phil Schweizer, the company's founder.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shipping companies that had been levying hefty congestion fees on ships headed to ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles have been temporarily suspended after the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) raised concerns.