We had unusual criteria for a manufacturing company - the building had to be in a walkable neighborhood, but also be zoned for manufacturing. We wanted something with historic character, in a place where we could stay integrated into the community. Almost magically, Ken found a winner right away. It’s an 8000 ft², heavy timber trussed building with a peeling stucco exterior. Built in 1922, it’s nestled next to a mini-mart in a residential neighborhood. Across the street is Peninsula Park, filled with gorgeous fir trees and a classic rose garden, perfect for walks and stopping to smell the roses, literally and figuratively.
Turns out, that wouldn’t happen until October.
So with the holidays just around the corner, the move was finally on! Moving an entire manufacturing facility is no joke. Professional riggers had to come in to move the lasers and 8000 lb CNCs, a moving company with their fleet of trucks hauled all our stuff, and before any of that could happen, we had to pack everything up!
"Unpacking was daunting but exciting—kind of like a kid in a candy store, we got to design the space and the layout just how we wanted it."
Our fans and customers are spread out around the world, but we wish you could all come to Portland to see our shop. We’d love to show you around. After all, your support is the reason we can do any of this.