R&D snowboard manufacturing lab opens in Maine
Winterstick Snowboards, the first modern snowboard manufacturing company in the world, have opened a research and development lab in Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Maine. The company will be led by legendary riders, Tom Burt and Seth Wescott, and Chief Engineer Daniel LeRoy.
The R&D facility will allow Winterstick to tailor their snowboards to meet respective mountain conditions and the unique styles of today’s riders. The making of each style of board is researched, exclusively designed, and hand-crafting to create a customized product specific to each customer’s requirements. Ultimately, Winterstick creates their state-of-the-art products for riders that seek complete customization in creating their dream snowboard.
The opening of the West Mountain R&D Lab returns Winterstick to its roots when Dimitrije Milovich first started designing and building his own boards in-house, and established the original snowboarding company in 1972. Winterstick has a large worldwide and loyal following and the R&D lab provides the company with the unique capabilities to turn their riders’ dream boards into a reality.
The West Mountain R&D Lab opened to start the 2016-17 season and has already produced hundreds of ‘Maine Made’ custom boards. The opening of this R&D lab allows the company to bring its innovative design and production technologies to life and craft snowboards like never before.
If you would like to find out more about R&D and whether your business could be eligible for the R&D Tax Credit, contact us today. We would be happy to assist you through the process.