MyLocker is a thriving e-commerce business that is moving its headquarters from the suburb of Warren, Michigan to a 120,000 square foot facility in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.
What is MyLocker? It is a site where individuals and organizations can make their own custom gear like t-shirts, hats, backpacks, jerseys and more online. According to a statement, it’s a business that “combines Silicon Valley innovation with Motor City’s manufacturing know-how, hard work, and grit.”
The new Corktown headquarters will be a significant development in the neighborhood. The building is nearly city block long including a two-story office that is connected to wide-open production and distribution buildings, as well as extra space for future expansion.
MyLocker plans to add more than 70 employees within the month to meet growing customer demand for the holidays, a significant increase to their workforce of almost 200 people.
“We’re deeply proud to be part of the engine driving success and creating opportunity in Detroit,” says MyLocker founder and CEO Robert Hake. “Our printing technology and e-commerce platform offer customers unsurpassed quality, speed and ease to meet all of their custom apparel needs. More space, more committed employees and better equipment will all help ensure that nothing can slow us down!”
MyLocker has experienced 100 percent growth in each of the last four years and the move to Corktown will allow the company to continue scaling in size and production volume.
Detroit officials are also excited about the choice by MyLocker to move to the city.
“MyLocker is an integral part of Detroit’s growing business district in Corktown,” says Rico Razo, District 6 Manager for the City of Detroit. “Entrepreneurs, like Mr. Hake, are the key to the future success of our city. The expansion of MyLocker is a win-win for Detroit. By transforming 1300 Rosa Parks Boulevard into a vibrant office space and creating convenient jobs for local residents, Mr. Hake has made a valuable contribution to our community.”
To instill some Detroit spirit into the new location, MyLocker has commissioned graffiti artist Antonio “Shades” Agee to cover the space’s interior walls with floor to ceiling murals reflecting Detroit’s industrial style. “Shades” work includes intricate Detroit landscapes and landmarks.
To learn more more about MyLocker, check out their website here.