A Visit To The Worksman Cycles Factory: Covering a city block in Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, sits the Worksman Cycle factory. This nearly 100,000 square foot facility was opened in 1979 and where we still operate today. But that is not where it all started.
Back in 1898, in the back of a retail store in lower Manhattan, Morris Worksman started to develop specialty bicycles and tricycles that would be useful for local merchants to use. He saw a need for conveyances that could take the place of the horse and buggy. That was the start of Worksman Cycles. From there, as the business grew and his children joined the company, Worksman Cycles relocated several times to locations in Brooklyn.
Finally in 1979, the company moved a bit east to it current location in Queens, close to JFK Airport. Just as was the case throughout our history, we still take great pride in our manufacturing facility and our talented and dedicated factory workers. A visit to our factory today would show metal fabricators stamping out parts, craftsmen bending tubing, welders hand brazing bicycle and tricycle frames, painters coating frames in eleven attractive colors, wheel builders lacing hubs , spoking rims and truing wheels, sheet metal workers fabricating cabinets and carts, assemblers building bicycles, tricycles and carts, workers carefully packaging each cycle and so much more. What we are trying to say is you would see a true workforce, creating each cycle as if it was their own, right here in New York City, USA.
A visit to the Worksman Cycle factory would also reveal a company that understands its responsibility to the environment. You would see a factory that is powered in part by its own photovoltaic solar generation system, located on the roof of our warehouse. You would see a factory with all new high efficiency lighting and a newly coated reflectorized roof to fight global warming. At our factory you would see American factory workers, taking great pride in building products that you would be proud to own and ride. You would see active full time participation by the owners of the company. You would see a part of American history, and seeing what has motivated us to continue making cycles in the USA when virtually all others have gone to abroad. You would see a company that did not go with the flow of virtually all other bike companies that simply decided to discontinue all manufacturing in the USA and just become importers. You would see a company that has no choice but to import many components to make its bikes because they simply are no longer made here thanks to the exodus of virtually all other USA bike manufacturers. You'd see workers and managers that are very grateful for your business. You'd see a company that still believes in the American Dream and is fighting hard to continue a tradition it started over 110 years ago.
Upzy (formerly known as Super Scooter Store) is so proud to represent Worksman Cycles, a great American company with a rich history.
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