Inside Burton’s New Craig Kelly Prototype Factory

Burton opening a factory is not anything new. They've had barns, garages and factory floors for years. "Craig's", the new prototype factory located just across the parking lot from Burton'sBurlington, VT headquarters, is different though. It celebrates one of snowboardings greatest riders and will help continue the tradition of taking their riders feedback and putting it in to production.

p1000524_0.jpgThe 10,000 square foot facility houses Craig's, "The Barn", which is a small sampling of products that help tell some of Burton's history, and a walk up warranty window.


I had the opportunity to take a little tour of Craig's and it's epic. You have all of the functionality of a factory that is going to crank out high tech prototypes and all of the feeling that you can only get from a company that has been around since 1977.

I might be a sucker for all of the historical crap or maybe I just like seeing snowboards being made. You should go by and check it out.

– Chris Owen

Comments

Up Next

May 22, 2017

Provisions 029: Products touched by the mind of designer Aaron Draplin

While you may not know him, you without a doubt know his work. Aaron Draplin is snowboarding's most eccentric...
May 18, 2017

Snowboarders need to stop going to North Korea

In a land without freedoms, electricity, or personal identity, there is a single ski resort, and snowboarders keep visiting.
May 16, 2017

Filtering the noise: An Andrew Sayer interview

Board Rap. No bullshit, just surf, skate, and snow.
May 15, 2017

Provisions 028: Products Alex Andrews is stoked on

These are the products that the king of F.R.O.T.H. swears by.