Booming Nike growing Beaverton plant to make tiny airbags for your shoes

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike’s expansion campaign keeps on growing.

The company intends to launch a $40.5 million expansion of its Beaverton airbag factory that manufactures the tiny air pillows built into the soles of its athletic shoes.

Nike filed plans with the county to build a 140,500-square-foot expansion to the existing 217,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Southwest Terman Road and Southwest Hocken Avenue. The facility is operated by Nike IHM (in-house manufacturing), a subsidiary.

After topping $30 billion in annual sales in its last fiscal year with plans to reach $50 billion by 2020, Nike has embarked on an ambitious building campaign.

At the company’s main campus, just west across Southwest Murray Boulevard from the airbag factory, crews from Hoffman Construction are building three new office buildings totaling 1.3 million square feet as well as three parking garages. The total cost will top $350 million.

Photo courtesy of Nike

Source: Oregon Live

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