American Bicycle Group Bringing Jobs To Chattanooga, Instead Of Importing From China

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Chris Pascarella talks about the American Bicycle Group
Chris Pascarella talks about the American Bicycle Group

Officials of the Chattanooga-based American Bicycle Group said they have made the decision to handle more of the manufacturing on site rather than importing materials from China.

Controller Chris Pascarella said the successful 32-year manufacturer has added a number of in-house specialties. These include departments for sanding, painting, finishing and assembling.

He said that allows ABG to get bikes to its customers all over the country much quicker.

Mr. Pascarella said another company innovation is development of "the wedge box." He said an entire assembled bicycle can be shipped in the slender box.

The company has 37 employees and is expanded. Mr. Pascarella said, "I'm looking for people right now."

He said the new company processing set-up is aimed at bicyclists "who want their new bike right now."

The firm has three bicycle lines, including the Litespeed titanium, the Quintana Roo Triathlon, and the new Ocoee bikes that are designed for tough terrain in hard-to-reach places.

ABG is located on South Creek Road across from Chattanooga State.

American Bicycle Group is the recipient of a $14,000 Innovation grant from the Mayor's Small Business program. 


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