KEEN Canada moves headquarters to historic Brampton building
Restored heritage building is rugged, original and versatile with open, outdoorsy feel
BRAMPTON, ON – April 2nd , 2018 – KEEN Inc. (KEEN), a values-led, family-owned outdoor and lifestyle footwear brand known for its original and versatile products, today is pleased to announce a new Canadian headquarters in Brampton, Ontario.
Reflecting KEEN’s dedication to sustainability, the company’s newest home was built in the 1920s and is the former site of the Hewetson Shoe Company, a major employer in Brampton for more than 65 years. Staying true to the historic building’s original architecture, the second-floor office space offers bricked interior walls and 80-year-old exposed timber structures.
With a design and layout modelled after KEEN’s global headquarters in Portland, OR, the 6,000 square-foot, loft-style space has wooden floors, high ceilings and large windows that let in lots of natural light. Home to the company’s Canadian sales, marketing, operations, finance and customer service teams, the location offers easy access to transit, highways and Toronto Pearson International Airport.
“It was important to all of us that our Canadian headquarters represent the spirit of our brand, so it’s great to see that our new office space is as rugged, original and versatile as KEEN itself,” explained Rob Brydges, General Manager at KEEN Canada. “Our employees are going to love working here, and we’re looking forward to breathing new life in this historic space.”
The new KEEN Footwear Canada headquarters is located at 57 Mill St N, Brampton, Ontario.
KEEN, Inc. is a values-led, independently owned outdoor footwear brand from Portland, Ore. with a mission to responsibly create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. Founded in 2003, KEEN ignited a revolution in the footwear industry with the introduction of the Newport sandal, launching the concept of Hybrid footwear into the market and setting KEEN on a path of driving consistent product innovation that exists today. KEEN strives to live by its values, from its products to its actions, and by activating communities and individuals to protect and preserve the places where we work and play. KEEN employees passionately endeavor to live fulfilling lives, challenge the status quo, do good, give back, and inspire others. Learn more at http://www.keenfootwear.com/grayson