Opsrey moving into Utah

Osprey Packs plans to expand its local headquarters and relocating its distribution center to the Salt Lake area in 2015.

The company has been growing rapidly in recent years and in 2006 the started adding supplemental warehouse space in and around Cortez.

The company plans for the new consolidated distribution center, which will be staffed by 20 people, to open by mid-2015. Some staff members will be relocating from Colorado, and some will be hired in Utah.

As part of the expansion, the company plans to convert warehouse space into offices in 2015, which will allow all the employees, who are part of headquarters to work in one building.

The company also hopes to add a fitness center and some form of kitchen, which could allow local restaurants to serve meals for employees on a rotating basis.

Osprey employs 74 people locally and hopes to fill four positions soon. It also may add staff members to headquarters as it continues to expand, the company said.