Bent Paddle’s New Office Bolsters Hiring, Expansion Potential

Bent Paddle’s New Office Bolsters Hiring, Expansion Potential

The northern brewing company could more than double its workforce given size of its new office space.

Bent Paddle Brewing Company has moved out of its cramped office space at its Duluth taproom in favor of a more spacious location.
 
In the company’s previous space, no more than 10 people could occupy the office, the Duluth News Tribune reports. At roughly the size of a living room, employees needed to share desks among 10-foot tall stacks of paper.
 
For Bent Paddle, the idea of bringing on new hires simply became a size accommodation issue. By moving into its new office—which is only a couple blocks away from its taproom and hosts 26 work stations—the company can begin hiring again.
 
“It’s like a campus,” Bent Paddle co-founder Karen Tonnis told the newspaper. “We’ll finally have room to grow our brand.”
 
Bent Paddle’s office worker constraints haven’t slowed down production, however. The brewery managed to grow from their 2013 total of 1,560 barrels of beer produced to roughly 14,000 last year.