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Growing Jewelry Company Buys Wayne Gretzky Authentic's Headquarters


Jewelry company South Hill Designs has purchased the former headquarters of Wayne Gretzky Authentic to accommodate rapid growth.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 17, 2013

South Hill Designs, a direct sales party plan company that enables customers to create their own jewelry, has announced the purchase of Wayne Gretzky Authentic's Headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“We are growing faster than expected and needed more space,” CEO Brian Palmer explained. “Beyond that, we looked for a building that would reflect our passion for quality and entrepreneurship.”

The Gretzky building is located in a prestigious neighborhood near the famous Ice Den and popular outdoor arena West World. It provides the company much needed warehousing for a line of products that is now larger than any competitor offering charms and lockets.

“This gives South Hill Designs a permanent home of outstanding quality,” said COO Joe Ochoa. “At the same time, it meets our practical needs, as we continue to expand our staff and grow our product line. In addition to extra warehouse space, the new offices will help us expand our customer service department—always a high priority for South Hill Designs.”

Ochoa recalled the experience of first visiting the building before the purchase was finalized. “It was packed with memorabilia from Wayne Gretzky's career, with hockey nets, hockey sticks, trophies and photographs. As the new owners, we're fortunate to have two framed photographs signed for us by Mr. Gretzky.”

The acquisition has caused excitement among South Hill Design's independent business owners known as Artists.

Director of Sales Amy Faircloth said: “Wayne Gretzky is one of America's greatest sporting heroes—someone who rose to dominate his game. Our Artists may not be hockey players, but they are determined to be winners at their game, and they see South Hill Designs as the new leader in party plan jewelry.”

She added: “Our nationwide family of Artists is increasing at 30 to 40% per month, and we anticipate over 10,000 Artists by the end of our first year.”

CEO Palmer said about the acquisition: “South Hill Designs is all about innovation and forward thinking. Given the history of the building, we feel it's a perfect fit for us and brings to mind one of Gretzky's most famous quotes: ‘A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.'”

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