The final moving trucks made their way across Bozeman last week, completing Simms Fishing Products move into its new corporate headquarters, on-budget and with zero down-time.
Simms, a manufacturer of guide-quality fishing waders, outerwear, footwear and apparel, has moved from a multi-building campus on the northeast edge of Bozeman to a 65,000 square-foot building on the west side of town, at the crossroads of the Gallatin and Madison Rivers.
Key to their new location is a streamlined, modern manufacturing floor where Simms will continue to produce its award-winning GORE-TEX® breathable waders. Simms was the first company to introduce breathable waders in the early 90s, and is still the only company making fishing waders in the USA.
Robert Gibson, Director of Operations at Simms, said “We implemented LEAN manufacturing concepts in our factory over a decade ago, but our new plant has been organized to optimize our wader production steps.”
“Simms has experienced 20 years of continued growth, and we needed more and better organized space,” said K.C. Walsh, President of Simms. “Manufacturing waders here in Montana is important to our customers, and our new headquarters provides us needed room for continued expansion and a place to showcase our manufacturing facility.”
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