With over 10,000 square feet and housing the best of Burton's high-end, custom-built machinery, Craig's represents a huge investment in snowboard R&D. Although capable of producing thousands of snowboards, Craig's is purely dedicated to R&D and will only build a handful of experimental snowboards a day. At Craig's, Burton engineers can experiment with new ideas and feedback that constantly flow into Burton from pro riders, engineers, dealers and customers. Not only can Craig's create a new board in a matter of hours, there's also a rapid-prototype machine that allows engineers to build a plastic binding part overnight and test it on snow the next morning. Craig's also features a machine shop, so engineers can create and test custom tooling parts and manufacturing processes, which is critical to evolving Burton's manufacturing techniques around the world.
Craig's Trail will lead visitors to 'The Barn' where people can take a self-guided tour of archived photos, products and videos from the first 30 years of Burton's history. Inspired by Burton's original Burton Manchester offices and featuring its actual original sign, the Barn is a key hallmark of the new facility.