MECHANIX WEAR® TO ENHANCE OPERATIONS WITH NEW HEADQUARTERS
VALENCIA, Calif. (January 10, 2006) – Mechanix Wear®- the first company to develop and introduce high performance work gloves- has started construction on a new 74,000-square foot office and warehouse facility that will serve as their new headquarters. The new facility is being constructed on a five-acre site at 28525 Witherspoon Parkway, Valencia, CA. 91355.

For the past fifteen years, Mechanix Wear has experienced significant sales growth every year and has expanded its operations to include four separate facilities. The new HQ will more than double its current square footage and enable Mechanix Wear to house the entire staff under one roof to improve efficiency of operations.

The new build-to-suit facility, which will include 20,000 square feet of office space and 54,000 square feet of warehouse space, is scheduled to be completed in May 2007. The space will also include a first floor lobby that will include show cars and motorcycles from our sponsored teams. In addition, Mechanix Wear is building a materials testing lab as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to research and development. Mechanix Wear has taken an aggressive role in every step of its design and construction of the new facility and wants to create a signature landmark, which is apparent in the custom architecture and state-of-the-art design.

“We need more space to accommodate our fast growing company,” proclaimed Bari Waalk, Mechanix Wear’s Director of Marketing. “The new headquarters will allow Mechanix Wear to process larger orders more efficiently, streamline distribution and position all of our employees to better serve our fast growing customer base. Our new facility will reflect and reinforce our drive to strengthen our commitment to quality and integrity.”

Mechanix Wear, the No.1 glove in racing, is the motorsports, construction and industrial operations industries first and foremost company dedicated to providing gloves to help users work faster, safer and cleaner. From the introduction of the Original Glove in 1991, Mechanix Wear has continually defined the state of high-quality performance work gloves by adding products specifically designed to enhance comfort and resist extreme wear, temperatures and impact. Mechanix Wear gloves can be found in toolboxes in homes, garages and workshops and are used by emergency, military and professional tradesman as well as do-it-yourselfers.

Mechanix Wear. The tool that fits like a glove ®. For more information call 800.222.4296 or visit www.mechanix.com