Grappling with a good problem to have—“We outgrew our space,” said Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) President and CEO Kris Kiser—the OPEI recently opened a new headquarters facility in Alexandria, Va.
“This is an exciting moment in the history of OPEI. As this year’s chairman, I’m proud to officially open our new headquarters for business,” says Dan Ariens, Chairman and CEO of Ariens Co., and OPEI Board Chairman. “Since it was founded more than 60 years ago, OPEI has grown in scope and stature, and it’s well-positioned to continue its advocacy on behalf of the outdoor power equipment industry.”
Kiser noted that as an international trade group with members in Europe, Japan, China, and across the United States, “We have global meetings, and we wanted to be able to host them in person and virtually. Now, we’re better suited to host ISO, IEC, and other international gatherings.”
The new building, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, sits one block from the D.C. Metro, and just four miles from National Airport. It has a state-of-the-art conference center designed to accommodate OPEI’s increasingly large committee meetings.