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Columbia Sportswear announces reduction in workforce
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Nov '08
Columbia Sportswear Company announced a reduction in force that will affect approximately 75, or 4 percent, of its 1,800 U.S. employees.

Tim Boyle, Columbia's president and chief executive officer, commented, "We believe Columbia Sportswear has tremendous long-term growth opportunities. However, our recently announced 11 percent decline in orders for spring 2009 and our expectation that U.S. market conditions will remain challenging through 2009, make it necessary for us to better align our planned spending with those realities.”

“We have approached this decision thoughtfully to ensure that we are able to continue investing in our expanding retail store platform and increased marketing. Although difficult, we believe these actions will ultimately strengthen the company and position us well for when the economy recovers."

Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel and footwear. As one of the largest outerwear manufacturers in the world and a leading seller of skiwear in the United States, the company has developed an international reputation for quality, performance, functionality and value.

Columbia Sportswear Company


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