NRS, the maker of paddlesports equipment and apparel, will move to newly built headquarters in Moscow, ID in early November. The roughly 155,000 square-foot facility expands the physical footprint of the 47-year-old company to facilitate continued growth. It includes a larger warehouse, customer service center and product development facility.
NRS will be closed for business November 1 to 4 while moving and will begin operating from the new facility on November 5.
“The new building improves our capacity to create exciting products and delight our customers with the best service and delivery in the industry,” said Bryan Dingel, NRS chief executive officer. “Not only does it allow room for continued growth, but it will make us more efficient and effective in everything we do.”
The new NRS headquarters will also include a full-service apparel repair center and a 3,500 square foot NRS flagship retail store, opening November 18.
NRS moves to the new location after occupying its former headquarters since 1982. In that time, NRS twice expanded its previous building, while acquiring or leasing several additional spaces in Moscow, a college town of approximately 25,000 people in the heart of northwest river country.
“We take pride in our roots as a small-town company with a big heart,” said Bill Parks, founder and president of NRS. “Expanding our operation in Moscow is a positive thing for the community, as well as our employees and our customers.”
The new building serves the company’s commitment to conservation, the environment and a healthy outdoor lifestyle. It is located adjacent to a 30-mile rails-to-trails system and features indoor bike parking, employee locker rooms and a rooftop patio. It also includes electric car charging stations and 20.4 kilowatts of solar power generation.
“This is a big change for NRS,” said Dingel. “We’ve always had a culture of being thrifty and resourceful, but it was critical to improve our facilities. We’ll miss the gritty character of the old building, but it had become a limiting factor for NRS.”