ABG Makes Investment In Made In America And Made To Order At Chattanooga Headquarters

Friday, October 6, 2017
Quintana Roo is a triathlon-specific bike
Quintana Roo is a triathlon-specific bike

American Bicycle Group, manufacturer of award-winning high performance bicycles - Litespeed and Quintana Roo – has invested in a new paint and assembly line for Quintana Roo triathlon bikes at its 40,000 square foot Chattanooga facility.

The new production line will allow athletes to order specific color combinations and specific bike configurations within in a three to five day turn-around window. This investment also provides benefits to QR dealers as ABG will no longer follow the industry practice of front loading dealers with heavy inventory levels. 

“The paint and assembly line investment supports ABG’s on-going move toward a Made-in-America philosophy and the Made-to-Order requests we’re receiving daily from athletes,” said ABG president and CEO Peter Hurley. “Athletes have told us they want more flexibility in paint schemes and the ability to fine-tune specifications to fit their needs, and they don’t want to wait weeks or months for it. We listened and then invested.” 

The paint and assembly line has been added to the new ABG facility that ABG moved into one year ago. This manufacturing development is part of a long-term strategic plan to ensure ABG is ready to be responsive to market trends and customer needs, said officials. The new line also allows QR to more effectively manage and use its inventory instead of sending early-season standardized product to its dealers.

Located just minutes from downtown Chattanooga, the facility houses operations for manufacturing, assembly and corporate offices for LS & QR.


Quintana Roo is a triathlon-specific bike
Quintana Roo is a triathlon-specific bike

Sandler Training CEO Completes Devine Assessment Certification, Used By Fortune 500 Firms To Hire Smarter Talent

Lisa Nausley, owner and CEO of Sandler Training, has completed her certification in a suite of talent assessment tools developed by The Devine Group for Fortune 500 companies and other employers. "This prestigious designation from Sandler Training’s international partner shows Nausley’s commitment to continued education as an expert in Devine assessments for the entire employee ... (click for more)

Urban League Entrepreneur Power Luncheon To Feature Dr. Randal Pinkett

This year’s keynote speaker for the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga 5th Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon will be Dr. Randall Pinkett, founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners. EPL is a fiscally charged business luncheon designed to empower Chattanooga’s small, minority and women-owned business owners and entrepreneurs, said officials.  Dr. Pinkett is an entrepreneur, ... (click for more)

City May Make It Easier For Food Trucks To Operate In Chattanooga

The City Council is considering action that would make it easier for food trucks to operate in Chattanooga.  City Attorney Wade Hinton said cities like Austin and Portland have thriving food truck operations and Chattanooga is studying those models. He said, "It's truly an industry there." He said a 2013 food truck ordinance was limited and did not allow food trucks on ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says She Was Fired Because Philyaw Did Not Want To Be Seen With Someone Openly Gay

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court said she was fired because Judge Rob Philyaw and Court Administrator Sam Mairs "wanted me gone because I was openly gay." County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said Elizabeth Gentzler was not the only gay at Juvenile Court and Hamilton County government, indicating that may be part of the county's defense. Attorney Stuart James, representing Ms. ... (click for more)

The Panhandling "Tax" On Gunbarrel

I’ve been reading about the panhandling problem in downtown; it is a huge problem in the Gunbarrel area, too.  It’s commonplace to be accosted by panhandlers when walking from your parked car into a commercial establishment.  And often they are aggressive.  I look carefully around my car before getting out, but sometimes someone will be lurking in between cars and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)