Knife maker cuts ribbon on new factory

Gail and Sal Glesser at mark the opening of Spyderco's new facility. Photos by Aaron Kremer.

Gail and Sal Glesser at mark the opening of Spyderco’s new facility. Photos by Aaron Kremer.

For the ribbon cutting on his new knife factory, a Golden business owner traded the giant scissors for one of his own Spyderco knives.

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About a quarter of the brand’s knives are produced in Golden.

On Friday, Spyderco founder Sal Glesser opened the doors to the public of his new 17,500-square-foot factory space, which will replace the current 5,000-square-foot factory where Spyderco manufactures knives.

“We’re not adding too many more employees, but we’ll move all the machines in here and use the older space for distribution,” Glesser said.

The knife company, which Glesser started in the 1970s out of a truck, manufactures about 25 percent of its product in the Golden facility.

The $3 million investment was financed with Colorado State Bank & Trust. Apple Construction handled the build-out.

Spyderco has about 200 different products and also produces knives at factories in Japan, Taiwan, Italy and China.

Gail and Sal Glesser at mark the opening of Spyderco's new facility. Photos by Aaron Kremer.

Gail and Sal Glesser at mark the opening of Spyderco’s new facility. Photos by Aaron Kremer.

A knife manufacturer cut the ribbon on its new $3 million Golden facility last week - an upgrade to more than three times its former space.

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Charlie Klein /buddy54ck

A hearty congratulations to Gail, Sal and Eric!
Keep up the great work, and keep those ” Wonderful Blades (The Best Production Blades in the market, Bar none!!!!!!! ) coming!!!
Sincerely, one of your biggest fans,
Charlie / buddy54ck

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