A bicycle rack manufacturer has installed computerized machinery to ramp up production at its Grand Junction facility.
QuikRStuff added the computerized numerical control machines to handle the production of up to 2,000 Quik Rack Mach2 bicycle racks by the end of March. The company expects to add four employees to run the machines.
Bryan Wachs joined with J.T. Westcott in launching the company in 2020 to manufacture bicycle racks based on the designs of Cal Phillips, an inventor and entrepreneur who created the popular Quik Rack carrier.
Wachs brings to the venture experience as chief executive officer of MySalesButler.com, an internet marketing company based in Grand Junction.
Westcott owns Intrawest Machine & Fabricating and brings to the venture not only a manufacturing facility, but also more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace, energy and outdoor recreation sectors.
The Mach2 rack features a modular design that with add ons can carry up to four bikes. That includes heavier electronic bikes.
QuikRStuff has raised about $900,000 over the past year to fund the start-up operation. That includes a $100,000 investment from the Greater Colorado Venture Fund as well as a $150,000 advanced industries accelerator grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
For more information about QuikRStuff, visit the website at https://quikrstuff.com.