Apparel company moving to Olympia

The Daily World (Aberdeen)November 18, 2013 

Jacknut Apparel is moving its production space from Aberdeen to a larger space in Olympia.

Jacknut’s new building, located in the Ritter Business Park on Mottman Road, hosts both a warehouse, which Burgess said is already being used to manufacture product, and a storefront, which is being remodeled.

“We just feel more central here, even though we all still live in Grays Harbor and we’re all Harborites — it’s just more central to Seattle and other bigger cities,” said owner Christian Burgess, referring to himself and his seven employees. “Now we have room to kind of grow and take Jacknut to the next level.”

The apparel business — which sells T-shirts, jackets, hats, sweatshirts and other sportswear that Burgess says are created to reflect his Northwest surroundings — has been situated in its building in Olympia for the past couple weeks. Jacknut is in its 10th year of operation.

Burgess said the Olympia office also came at a “better price” than he could find in Aberdeen for a similar space. There are, however, plans to bring a smaller storefront back to Aberdeen, and eventually other locations throughout the state, once everything is situated with the storefront in Olympia.

Jacknut serves people from “Alaska to New York,” said Burgess. Some days, the company delivers thousands of items.

Connected with Jacknut Apparel is Burgess’ other business, West Coast Screen Printing, which does custom designs, most often for schools, businesses and sports teams.

For the time being, Burgess said Jacknut is still delivering orders for both companies daily to Aberdeen.

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