Shovels to Scissors

Thank you for all of those who came to our ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of our NEW location!

New Location

Our new building is located at:
26600 72nd Ave S, Suite 101
Kent, WA 98032

7 short months ago all of us at Classic Accessories were bused over to a HUGE dirt lot with shovels in hand and excitement in the air, we broke ground on what was to become our NEW 229,276 square foot building.

Within 7 months, our building was move in ready! Our warehouse staff worked 28 straight days to move 8,231 pallets of products which took 291 semi-trailers to move! Our new office space holds over 100 full time employees with a two-floor open concept design. It’s one of the first LEED certified spaces in Kent, WA as well.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) it includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. LEED certified buildings are intended to use resources more efficiently when compared to conventional buildings simply built to code.

Our new location was designed with careful considerations to our in-house teams with spaces for Quality Control, Photography/ Videography Studio and an indoor/outdoor patio space (since we kind of like to walk-the-walk in that category) just to name a few.

Classic Accessories Multi-Puprose Room

If you missed our LIVE video, please take a look below for our CEO, Brian Bozlinski’s speech today before the ribbon cutting:

LIVE

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Brian ended the remarks with, “I just want to share how very proud I am of our team, not only for the efforts everyone has put in over the years, but for their ability to continually embrace and drive change for the betterment of their team members and our customers, a true testament to the strength of our staff. We are excited for our new space not only because it provides our team with a better environment but how it will enhance our ability to better serve our customers, support our future initiatives and what we like to say here at Classic Accessories, to enjoy the journey.”

Here’s a quick tour of the place:

More pictures to come!

Thank you again for celebrating this amazing move with us. Here’s looking forward to a bright future in the place where it already feels like home.

 

Shovels to Scissors

What was that Phil?

Happy Groundhog’s Day!
If you haven’t heard by now, the most popular groundhog in the US has declared his forecast, on this second day of February …

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My faithful followers I clearly see,
a perfect clear shadow of me,
6 more weeks of Winter it shall be.

WINTER

That’s right – six more weeks of Winter if you believe the little guy. Although he’s been wrong before, and some folks are DONE with deep freeze this season. Some parts of the country are seeing the trees fill in with green leaves and daffodils popping up early. What do you think?

Here are some fun facts about the nation’s furry friend:

1. Yes, Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just imposters.

2. There has been only one Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking “groundhog punch” (a secret recipe). One sip, which is administered every summer at the Groundhog Picnic, gives him seven more years of life.

3. On February 2nd, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, in front of thousands of faithful followers from all over the world, to predict the weather for the rest of the winter.

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4. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

5. No, Punxsutawney Phil’s forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2nd, he speaks to the Groundhog Club President in Groundhogese. His proclamation is then translated for the world.

6. The celebration of Groundhog Day began with the Germans, Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states “For as the sun shines on Candlemas day, so far will the snow swirl in May…”. The settlers found that groundhogs were plentiful and were the most intelligent and sensible animal to carry on the legend of Candlemas Day.

7. Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800’s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob made on February 2nd, 1887.

8. So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br’er Groundhog.

We are prepped and ready for 6 more weeks of Winter here at Classic. Even if that six weeks turns into two and Spring comes in like the Lion she claims to be, we’re ready. Like we always say, off season is our season, so bring it on. Guess what our forecast is for tomorrow? Freezing, with a chance of ice and snow. Thanks Phil.

Photo Credits:
Menomonie High
Washington Post
CBS News
PBS

What was that Phil?