Industry Press Release

High Sierra Moves to New LEED Certified Headquarters


Vernon Hills, IL (May 15, 2012) — High Sierra Sport Company, a manufacturer of innovative bags and adventure travel luggage, is pleased to announce the company will move to a new corporate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified headquarters located in Gurnee, IL.

On May 21, 2012 High Sierra will move to a new LEED certified corporate headquarters located at 705 Tri-State Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031. The new move signifies huge growth for the company as well as modernization and increased use of technology, while being environmentally conscious to accommodate High Sierra’s current and potential retailers.

“The steady growth High Sierra has achieved, over the past 33 years, combined with the development of our travel related product assortments, has made this move a critical part of our continued expansion plans,” said Hank Bernbaum, president of High Sierra. “The new LEED modern facility will aid us to expand order processing capabilities for our customers all the while being a good steward of the planet.”

High Sierra’s new headquarters will sit on 12 acres and has a newly designed administrative office, design center, and increases floor space from 150,000 sq. feet to 255,000 sq. feet of distribution area. The new location will provide a foundation for continued customer satisfaction by improving on-time delivery as well as the use of new technology to fulfill High Sierra’s customer requests more rapidly.

High Sierra’s headquarters will be located next to the I-94 Highway where a large illuminated High Sierra sign will be seen by tens of thousands of people per day as it’s one of the main highways connecting Illinois and Wisconsin. It also sits next to two popular tourist destinations, Gurnee Mills Mall and Six Flags “Great America” amusement park.

“The move to Gurnee, IL, represents an enormous growth for High Sierra,” said Bryan Kinsley, chief operations officer for High Sierra. “We are listening to the industry and are committed to providing our customers with products that continue our innovative and functional vision. We look forward to continued growth in the years to come.”

High Sierra is one of the premier manufacturers of innovative bag and adventure luggage. The company’s products appeal to the active lifestyle and outdoor consumers. High Sierra was founded over 33 years ago and has grown to be the tenth largest outdoor company in the United States. 

For more information on High Sierra, please call 1 (800) 323-9590 or visit

About High Sierra Sport Company:

High Sierra Sport Company, specializing in user-friendly adventure travel gear, offers versatile lines tailored for outdoor enthusiasts, skiers and snowboarders, travelers, students and professionals looking for the smart choice in durable and functional backpacks, duffels and wheeled luggage.

The company is also the official supplier of bags and luggage for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, High Sierra’s memberships include the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), SnowSports Industries America (SIA) and the Travel Goods Association (TGA).

For more information, please call (800) 323-9590 or visit