Tennessee-based Mechanical Keyboards, one of the largest providers of mechanical keyboards in the world, recently acquired a 74,000-square-foot flex industrial building in West Chandler, Arizona. The company plans to hire roughly 40 employees.
The building, located at 7300 W. Boston Street, has nearly 33,000-square-feet of office space and more than 240 parking spaces. Outside of keyboard fulfillment and distribution, Mechanical Keyboards’ vision for the facility includes a showroom, office space for technology and entrepreneurial startups, tech event hosting and unique facilities to support esports athletes and content creators, city officials said.
“We’re thrilled to open MK’s first major expansion in Chandler, Arizona,” said Joel Tubre, president of Mechanical Keyboards. “We have begun buildout of the facility and have some exciting plans. Our products look great online, but they feel and look even better in person. Chandler has been very supportive, and we’re really looking forward to showing customers in Phoenix Metro and the surrounding areas just how awesome these keyboards are in the new showroom.”
Mechanical Keyboards, LLC, specializes in high-end keyboards that cater to gamers, tech professionals and a growing base of keyboard enthusiasts. Unlike their more common membrane counterparts, mechanical keyboards feature individual switches for each key and provide a comfortable, customizable typing experience.
“Mechanical Keyboards’ expansion into Chandler is yet another win for the East Valley and creates quality jobs for the residents of Greater Phoenix,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The company is able to better serve customers on the West Coast with this move thanks to the region’s infrastructure and geographic position, and we look forward to watching them scale and being a partner in their continued success.”
The company currently has one facility near Nashville and this new Chandler facility will serve the Western United States.