Specialized Bicycles will celebrate the grand opening of its new bicycle and accessory manufacturing and distribution facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 1137 S. 3800 West in Salt Lake City.

Specialized, which is based in Morgan Hill, Calif., chose Salt Lake City for its new facility because of the business environment, work ethic and overall image, according to a press release. The company will hire more than 150 people over the next 18 months.