In 2013 Kent International, inspired by WalMart’s commitment to bring Made in America goods back to its shelves, purchased a 200,000 square foot facility in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Kent began a bicycle assembly program under the name Bicycle Corporation of America. That assembly program will eventually give way to full blown bicycle manufacturing factory. In Fall of 2016, powder coating became operational, and we still have plans for frame, wheel and handlebar welding operations in the future.
BCA is committed to building quality bicycles using as much domestic product as possible in their construction, including tooling up to make parts previously only available outside the US. This provides hundreds of jobs and a great opportunity for the talented employees in South Carolina.