Making a commitment to increase its connection to markets across the country, Shimano American Corp. will bolster its fishing operations at its Ladson, South Carolina facility over the coming two years, announces David Pfeiffer, company president.
In his announcement about the expansion plans, Pfeiffer stated a stronger presence on the east coast is necessary for key segments of Shimano’s fishing division. “The Charleston area is close to a number of influential fresh and saltwater markets, enabling us to create a more local connection to those markets by growing the operations at our existing facility in Ladson.”
The expansion will take place over the next 18-24 months, notes tackle division vice president Steve Ferrara. “We’ll start planning the office space needs immediately, along with plans for implementing the necessary positions,” Ferrara said. “Our team is very excited to enter this next phase of our business plan by increasing our presence and connection to the east coast markets while maintaining operations on the west coast.”
In October 2013, Shimano opened a 99,000 square-foot expansion to the Ladson distribution center, giving it more than 202,000 total square-feet of warehouse and office space at the Palmetto Commerce Park location. The company has had a presence in South Carolina since 2003.
Shimano American Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Shimano, Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of fishing tackle and bicycle components. Along with its Irvine, Calif. and Peterborough, Ontario sales, service and distribution operations, and its Pearl Izumi USA headquarters in Louisville, Colo., Shimano manufactures PowerPro braided fishing line in Grand Junction, Colo., and G. Loomis fishing rods in Woodland, Wash. Since January 2013, Shimano also handles the sales, marketing and distribution of Jackall Lures in the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Shimano and the wide range of fishing tackle and fishing lifestyle gear it offers, visit http://fish.shimano.com.