Industry News 12/5/2006

Access Distribution Forms Paradigm Distribution and Acquires MissionSix & Monix

Access Distribution Forms Paradigm Distribution and Acquires MissionSix & Monix

December 5th, 2006-Nevada City California (below Tahoe)

Access Distribution is pleased to announce that is has formed Paradigm Distribution, a subsidiary of Access. In addition Paradigm has acquired the rights and trademarks to MissionSix and Monix Clothing and Outerwear.

"Founded in Mammoth Lakes in 1996, MissionSix has been in the game for 10 years now. The product is undeniably unique in both the progression of style, technical garment functions and all the while holding true to our mountain roots. With the recent sale and merger of MissionSix into Paradigm Distributions I feel the future of the brand is in good hands. MissionSix has a bright future and like a freight train on the move the momentum of MissionSix can not be stopped" Sales Manager Aaron Hanlon.

All sales and marketing related issues will be handled by Aaron Hanlon. You can contact him at

"MissionSix and Monix will continue to provide high-presence marketing, solid product and a specialty dealer distribution. Paradigm is currently working with the MissionSix staff to make a smooth transition." says Travis Wood Vice President of Access Distribution. "Abe and Aaron are working with hard to make sure all MissionSix dealers are being taken care of and that the MissionSix program is ready for SIA."

Over the next 3 months Paradigm will be moving all product, sales, marketing and customer service for MissionSix and Monix to its main offices in Nevada City, California (45 minutes from North Lake Tahoe).

For employment opportunities please contact Access Distribution at

"We are really stoked to have added MissionSix and Monix to our program. We feel that we have a solid program and product base that will appeal to our current retailers while also giving us the opportunity to expand distribution to new dealers"says Brandon Dodd President of Access Distribution. He concludes "We have afew more brands that we are going to add to Access and Paradigm that will create more distribution opportunities while protecting our niche brands."

Brandon Dodd can be contacted at

Abe Gilreath Founder of MissionSix and Monix comments "This is a good move for Mission Six. It¹s cool to have found a group of people that share the values of the brand, to see the brand return to the Sierras and keep its mountain based roots. The formation of Paradigm will strengthen the brands production and administration services to support to brands increasing market presence and allow us to reach our goals" he goes on to say "It¹s going to be killer to kick Monix back in gear and take it into new product categories. From its inception Monix has always had a strong following and unique brand vibe that the core female riders identified with."

Abe Gilreath can be contacted at

 Beginning December 6th, All customer service, credit and shipping related issues will be addressed by calling Paradigm Distribution at 530-470-0604 or fax to 530-478-1344.

 About Access Distribution- Access Distribution an is based in Nevada City, California. Access Distribution is one of the largest and fastest growing North American distributors of Action Sports name brand off-price niche goods. Founded in 2004 in a small California office, this privately held company that ships from a state of the art warehouse facility spanning 250,000 square feet in Auburn, Washington with its main offices in Nevada City, California. To date Access works with many of the top brands in the Snow, Skate and Surf industries. Access Distribution owns the names and trademarks to MissionSix Outerwear and Clothing, Monix Outerwear and Clothing, Prom Outerwear and Clothing, Swag Outerwear and Clothing, and has the licensing rights to Millennium Three(m3), Silence and Avalanche for Snowboards, Snowboard Bindings, Snowboards Boots, Snowboard outerwear and Skateboards. For further information please contact Access Distribution at 530-478-1388.