SEATTLE – Taphandles LLC, the global leader of beer branding products and services, announces the opening of a new factory in Woodinville, Washington. The company has signed a lease on 41,800 square feet of manufacturing space and plans to create 150 new jobs in Washington state by 2015. The factory starts production this October.
Woodinville is Taphandles’ clear choice of location for its manufacturing expansion given the local availability of technically skilled workers, favorable state taxes and proximity to the company’s headquarters in Seattle. The new factory will produce beer specific marketing items to extend their established success making unique tap handles.
“Taphandles is both proud and excited to be accelerating our growth here in the U.S.,” said Paul Fichter, Founder and President of Taphandles, LLC. “Our Woodinville facility is a direct response to brewery requests for faster lead times. I am pleased to expand our capabilities and to give breweries a domestic manufacturing option.”
About Taphandles LLC
Taphandles, founded in 1999, is a Seattle-based, collaborative, high-energy company focused exclusively on marketing solutions for breweries. With extensive beer industry knowledge, Taphandles creates products and services to help breweries sell more beer. Its offerings include beer branding, design, promotional products, point-of-sale displays, signs and tap handles. The company’s existing workforce includes 35 people working mainly in design and sales at its Seattle headquarters and about 500 workers at its wholly owned factory in southeast China. For more information visit http://www.taphandles.com.