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