It’s been a long time coming and a heck of a lot of planning and negotiating, but Exped USA's move to the city of Tacoma has been completed.
We moved from Tukwila, which is just south of Seattle, to the port city of Tacoma a little bit farther south of Seattle. We’re calling it a big success - nobody got hurt and nobody cried!
We did the move ourselves, so the possibility for disaster was high, but we found out that some of the team are natural movers (Annica! Nick! Alex!) and that made up for others who just wanted to take photos. Somehow we got it done during the holidays and still got a chance to spend time with family.
The most challenging part of the move was the famous (infamous?) dunk tank. We use this big, heavy machine to submerge sleeping mats in a tank of water, allowing us to find the smallest puncture and repair it. It looks like part of a locomotive engine that broke loose and seems to weigh about as much, so we had to come up with a plan to get the thing to the 4th floor of the new space. It was a challenge, but hey, teamwork!.
In October, as the new space was being demolished in anticipation of the build-out, we visited our new home for a day. We took the opportunity to shoot a few photos of each person in his or her respective work-area-to-be. Stay tuned for the same shots when the build-out is complete! That might be a couple months - there are still a few things to be constructed and some wayward boxes to be stowed. But things are going well in the new space and our exploration of the restaurants, coffee and tea houses, breweries, distilleries, juice stands and donut shops has just begun.
Watch out Tacoma, Exped is here!
Our new address is:
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone # remains the same: 866.326.4586 (and the voice of our founder, Heidi Brun will greet you!)
Annica (warranty services specialist)
Alex (customer service specialist) and Dave (director of operations)
Ted (president of Exped USA) and Josh (director of business development)
Nick (sales coordinator)
Eric (director of marketing)
Kaj (content & PR manager)