Monday, August 8, 2011

55 Main Street :: Coming Together

We're getting settled into our new home, working out the kinks and building bikes again. It's been a long time coming, so here are a few pictures of the space.

First up is the showroom space. As I type, Jonathan Rummel of Hand Forged Iron Works is hanging his custom bike holders on the posts.

This is the "tree" that Jonathan built to hold bags and other merchandise.

From the showroom you can look through windows (actually the old windows that we replaced on the outside of the building) and see bikes being made on one side, and bags being made on the other side.

These are shots of the tacking and welding area. Its nice to have all of the big windows to let the light and breeze in, but it's not ideal for TIG welding, so we have some new custom curtains on order for the welding cells, kind of like what you'd find in a hospital room on tracks suspended from the ceiling. It'll let us open the area up when we want, and protect the welding when necessary.

Next up is our new paint booth. Chris just can't stop saying, "this thing is amazing". It is amazing; down draft, heated make up air, bake cycle, fully programmable logic controllers, integrated mixing room, and oh yeah, it's white and bright.

You couldn't make a painter any more happy.

Unless of course, you also add in an extremely well lit and clean prep area...

On the happiness note, it was extremely important to me that our new home reflect a real team spirit, so that meant adding employee amenities like a well equipped break room, lockers and clean showers.

We've got a ways to go to get everything dialed in and ready for a grand opening over Labor Day Weekend, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you find yourself in 03857, stop in and check out the new place.




Anonymous said...

Man, I have worked at GE where they had the money to do some incredible things like this for the employees. In fact, we had multiple indoor smoking rooms for those who smoked. But if you biked to work you got a couple dank, dark, mildew laden showers.

Need a software engineer ;) just kidding. Good luck with your new place, looks amazing.

dirty bird said...

i am highly jealous of your shop space. holy cow.

Ayasha Kieth said...

oh, Congratulation for your new shops! Good luck and more power! :)

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Anonymous said...

It is a nice workshop. It looks pretty clean better than other place that I have seen. it is almost impressive as pharmacy reviews workshop.