Samson announces expansion of Ferndale, WA facility

Samson, the worldwide leader in performance rope announces a major expansion of their Ferndale, Washington manufacturing facility and corporate offices. The new space significantly expands the facilities of the Research and Development department while providing additional lab and manufacturing space.

Long committed to maintaining the most advanced Research and Development organization in the industry, the expansion provides a central R&D Center housing the entire department for better group collaboration, more streamlined testing and enhanced interaction with production. A new training room with the capacity to house large groups is included in the expansion plan.

The additional manufacturing space allows for more efficient warehouse layout for quick and accurate order fulfillment, better forklift traffic patterns and enhanced facilities for production personnel.
The expansion is projected to be complete by the end of 2013.

About Samson:
For over 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson's research and development team is meeting an ever-expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings™ portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings™ visit

By Professional Mariner Staff