In September Bandit Lites relocated its Knoxville, TN-based world headquarters. Its new facility has 20,000 sq. ft. of office space (1,800 sq. m) and 65,000 sq. ft. (5,850 sq. m) of warehouse space, totaling 85,000 sq. ft. (7,650 sq. m). The previous Knoxville complex will continue to be owned by Bandit Lites, for a total of more than 130,000 sq. ft. (11,700 sq. m) of space owned by the company in its home city.
The new headquarters includes a hanging room able to accommodate four lighting rigs simultaneously, a separate lighting rig preparation area, covered semi loading docks, a paint shop, sale and inventory areas, grip department fabrication and an enclosed training facility open to the public, where visitors can learn more about lighting equipment.
The new address and contact numbers are: 223 Sycamore Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37921; phone: 423/971-3071, fax: 423/971-3072.
The headquarters joins Bandit Lites locales in Nashville, Charlotte, NC, London, Dublin, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Earlier this year, the company also opened an office in San Francisco, run by general manager Dizzy Gosnell.