Suspension maker Fox has announced plans to open a new facility in Ashville, North Carolina, that will create about 47 new jobs over the next five years. The company will commence renovations for an approximately 20,000 square-foot building in Asheville to house regional headquarter functions including sales, finance, research & development, service, and distribution. The move is expected to facilitate continued growth in eastern U.S. and European markets for the company’s bike division. Currently, Fox employs over 1,400 worldwide.
Joining Fox are the former owners of Asheville-based Suspension Experts, Kevin and Shelley Booth along with three of their former employees. Their knowledge of Fox mountain bike products and close connection and involvement with the community will be instrumental in contributing to the growth of the service and sales operations.
“We are very excited to now call Asheville home for one of our bike division’s satellite offices focused on service, sales, engineering, R&D, distribution, and finance,” said Larry Enterline, Fox’s CEO. “Along with a very passionate mountain biking culture, we believe Asheville offers us the ability to tap into a top-notch talent pool to help us continue to improve our business in these functional areas.”
Fox joins a growing community of over 30 manufacturers, distributors, and outfitters in western North Carolina producing bike, boat, camping, sports and adventure gear.
Other bike’centric operations in the area include Industry Nine, Cane Creek, and famous beer maker New Belgium. The Asheville region has also hosted cycling events including Cyclocross National Championships, USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals, and the Annual Pisgah MTB Stage Race.
Interested job seekers will find employment opportunities posted at www.ridefox.com and www.ncworks.gov. The company will also accept applications for employment at the Annual Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Career Fair on January 17, 2018.