Catrike Hires Four New Employees, Now Shipping eCATS

Orlando, Florida. – August 28, 2020 Catrike has introduced the addition of 4 new members to its Orlando, Florida, based mostly manufacturing crew. Chelsea Jaeger takes on the position of Lean Water Spider, Matt Corsi and Luis Perez be a part of the weld crew and Johnny Mula comes aboard to bolster meeting of the brand new line of electrical help (eCAT) fashions.

“We’re excited to welcome Chelsea, Matt, Luis, and Johnny to Catrike and proceed the corporate’s development in these unprecedented occasions,” mentioned Normal Supervisor Mark Egeland. “In March, when the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic grew to become obvious, we stopped manufacturing for 2 weeks to make changes contained in the manufacturing facility to make sure the crew’s security. Modifications included workflow, staggered hours, enhanced cleansing procedures and distant operations, leading to a number of weeks of decreased output. Regardless of the preliminary decelerate, adapting rapidly has now introduced us with a possibility to extend our U.S. based mostly manufacturing and construct for the long run.”

The changes made in March and April enabled Catrike so as to add to its crew, but in addition not furlough or layoff any staff and to convey the manufacturing facility again as much as full capability rapidly. Lead occasions are longer than common, however the manufacturing facility has been again at full capability for a number of weeks. The demand for traditional fashions and the continued COVID-19 pandemic additionally affected the launch and manufacturing of the brand new line of electrical help eCATs, which was delayed a number of weeks – delivery to sellers started in July. The eCAT line makes use of a Bosch Lively Line Plus electric-assist drive mated to a 1 x 11 drivetrain (11 – 42 cassette / 44 tooth chainring). The Bosch Lively Line Plus delivers help as much as 20 mph and a cadence of 105. The eCAT line consists of six Catrike fashions: Dumont, 5.5.9, Expedition, Path, Pocket and Villager.

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