August 30, 2011
The apparel company SanMar plans to relocate about 400 jobs to Issaquah from Preston in the months ahead.
SanMar purchased a hillside office building behind The Home Depot last month. The company intends to complete some minor upgrades to the space and then occupy the building by December.
The relocation encompasses the front-office departments housed at the Preston headquarters, such as accounting, distribution, marketing, product design and more. The company plans to maintain the existing distribution facility in Preston.
SanMar supplies apparel and accessories to companies for embroidery and other embellishment. Clients include household names such as Columbia Sportswear and Nike.
“This is a great opportunity for us to have more space, a big block,” SanMar Vice President Jordan Lott said. “It creates really no additional commute time for the vast majority of our employees. It really is an opportunity to have nicer office space and not disrupt the commutes of the vast majority of our employees. It was kind of a win-win all around.”
SanMar purchased the Eastpointe Corporate Center for $32 million last month. The glass-sheathed office building encompasses 156,323 square feet — more room for the burgeoning company.
November 16, 2010
Preston-based SanMar president on Power 50 list
The Advertising Specialty Industry recently announced its “Counselor” magazine Power 50 list of the most influential business leaders in the promotional products industry.
Marty Lott, president of Preston-based SanMar, was the No. 2 ranked executive on the list. Read more
November 10, 2009
Sarah Cook and Jeff Rafuse, both of Issaquah, are engaged to be married on May 23, 2010, in Woodinville. Read more