New store will offer top-quality outdoor gear, rentals, expertise and experiences
SEATTLE – REI Co-op will open a new store in Farmington , Utah this fall, bringing a wide assortment of quality gear, equipment rentals, experiences and expertise for the region’s most popular outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, paddling, camping and mountain biking . The new 23,000-square-foot store will be located at the Station Park shopping center, just off Interstate 15 between Salt Lake City and Ogden. REI Farmington will also offer a specialty bike, ski and snowboard shop for customers to tune or repair their equipment before heading outside.
“We are thrilled to be adding our third location in Utah and continue to serve our more than 314,000 lifetime REI members in the state,” said Janet Hopkins, REI retail director for the mountain district. “It’s no secret that Utah is one of the best places in the country to access the outdoors and we look forward to connecting locals and visitors to the many iconic outdoor spaces in the region .”
REI Farmington will also offer workshops and guided outdoor experiences to connect people to a life outdoors. A national leader in outdoor experiences, REI helped more than 350,000 people across the country get outside last year. Upcoming programs in the area include Bear Bags and Backcountry Food Storage Workshop, Campfire Session: Backpacker’s Taste Test and Backcountry Navigation
The co-op’s award-winning travel company also offers 17 fully guided outdoor adventures
in the region. From extended three-day weekends to eight-day trips, local guides lead small groups as they explore the beauty and unique landscapes of Utah’s national parks and neighboring areas by hiking and cycling.
In addition to offering quality gear, expertise and outdoor experiences , REI actively works with nonprofits across the country to steward and maintain local trails and public lands and connect people to the outdoors. REI has been part of the Utah community for more than 35 years, and i n 2018, REI invested $ 77 , 5 00 in local outdoor nonprofits. This investment included funds for the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
, Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
, Mountain Trails Foundation
and Salt Lake Valley Trails Society
. As REI gets closer to opening in Farmington, the co-op plans to invest further in the local outdoor community.
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.?REI expects to hire up to 45 employees for the Farmington location. New employees will receive a wide variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, like two paid “Yay Days” that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to # OptOutside with family and friends. REI has been recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 22 consecutive years.
- Address: 220 Station Parkway
- Square footage: 23,000 square feet
- Open date: Fall 2019
- Special features: Bike shop, ski and snowboard shop; gear rentals
- REI Co-op membership: Over 314,000 lifetime members
- Other Utah stores: Salt Lake City (opened 1984), Sandy (opened 2003)
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 177 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.