CHANDLER, Ariz. – Tennessee-based Mechanical Keyboards, LLC, one of the largest providers of mechanical keyboards in the world, recently acquired a 74,000-square-foot flex industrial building in West Chandler’s thriving employment corridor. Approximately 40 employees will work at the facility located at 7300 W. Boston St., and will hold roles ranging from logistics, administration, customer service and software development. Mechanical Keyboards currently has one facility near Nashville and this new Chandler facility will serve the Western United States.
The building has nearly 33,000-square-feet of office space and more than 240 parking spaces. Outside of keyboard fulfillment and distribution, Mechanical Keyboards’ vision for the facility includes a showroom, office space for technology and entrepreneurial startups, tech event hosting and unique facilities to support esports athletes and content creators.
“We are very excited to activate this property in West Chandler and bring additional jobs to one of our largest employment corridors,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “Mechanical Keyboards has told us that workforce and freeway access were determining factors in their location decision.”
Mechanical Keyboards, LLC, specializes in high-end keyboards that cater to gamers, tech professionals and a growing base of keyboard enthusiasts. Unlike their more common membrane counterparts, mechanical keyboards feature individual switches for each key and provide a comfortable, customizable typing experience.
“We’re thrilled to open MK’s first major expansion in Chandler, Arizona,” said Joel Tubre, president of Mechanical Keyboards. “We have begun buildout of the facility and have some exciting plans. Our products look great online, but they feel and look even better in person. Chandler has been very supportive, and we’re really looking forward to showing customers in Phoenix Metro and the surrounding areas just how awesome these keyboards are in the new showroom.”
“Mechanical Keyboards’ expansion into Chandler is yet another win for the East Valley and creates quality jobs for the residents of Greater Phoenix,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The company is able to better serve customers on the West Coast with this move thanks to the region’s infrastructure and geographic position, and we look forward to watching them scale and being a partner in their continued success.”
“This building has been underutilized for multiple years, but I knew that it had a lot of potential with a few important tweaks,” said Jay Donkersloot, a local investor and previous owner of the property. “It has been a pleasure working with Chandler’s Economic Development team to reposition this property and further activate this exciting employment corridor.”
About Mechanical Keyboards, LLC:
MechanicalKeyboards.com has been a one-stop shop for all things mechanical keyboard since its launch in 2012. MK’s catalog features over 3,000 enthusiast-grade keyboards, keycaps, switches, frames and other related accessories. Orders are stored, serviced and fulfilled by MK staff and shipped to customers in over 60 countries. With over 7 million page views a month, MechanicalKeyboards.com hosts custom pages beyond the shopping cart such as keyboard guides, switch rankers and even an incoming shipment tracker for users to keep up with the latest hit keyboard shipments. MK is known for its before & after sale support including in-house warranty and RMA service.
About the City of Chandler:
Chandler, Ariz. has built a reputation as a Community of Innovation. Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community with progressive entrepreneurship. Known for its rich diversity, the City offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities. Chandler has grown to become the state's fourth largest City with a population of more than 267,000. Chandler has been named one of the nation's Best Places to Find a Job and Best Cities for Women in Tech. The City also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of only 40 communities to achieve this distinction. For more information, visit the City website, or connect with the City on social media.
Mechanical Keyboards LLC, President
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer