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Cannondale Plans Effingham County, Georgia, Manufacturing Complex

11/05/2021
Cannondale, a premium brand of Cycling Sports Group and a division of Dorel Industries, Inc., will open a new state-of-the-art U.S. assembly facility in Effingham County, Georgia. This project is expected to create 60 jobs.

The company is targeting the opening of its new Rincon facility during the second half of 2022, with plans for ongoing capacity growth. When finalized, the building will be 1.1 million square feet to house its distribution and assembly operations.

“Cannondale is breaking out of the pack to secure its future as a leading global brand,” said Peter Woods, CEO and President of Dorel Sports, Cannondale’s parent company. “The opening of the facility in Georgia is another step toward our mission of making cycling a part of everyone’s life. The momentum of our plans is in full swing and that means bringing more Cannondale bikes closer to our dealers and their customers.”

“Over the last 18 months, a record number of Americans sought comfort and safety by going back outside. We saw that right here at home as Georgians reconnected with the beauty of our state, enjoying our state parks, bike trails, and outdoor activities,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I am excited that Cannondale will be able to meet the growing demand for their products from this new facility in Effingham County. We welcome this expansion in Georgia.”

Cannondale designs, markets, and distributes world-class bicycles that range from elite competition to entry-level recreation. The company currently has a distribution center in Effingham County, which employs approximately 60 people. This additional investment in the site is part of a multi-year expansion plan to grow its business in the U.S. and globally.

“It’s rewarding to see a port customer grow from a distribution-only operation to include Georgia-based manufacturing,” said Griff Lynch, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority. “Announcements such as this are a strong testament to the role Savannah plays as a hub for global commerce, helping companies like Cannondale serve the needs of customers across the Southeastern U.S.”

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