Goleta, California-based Deckers Outdoor Corporation, a footwear designer and distributor, has announced that it was closing its Camarillo, California distribution center and warehouse resulting in the permanent lay off of 99 employees. It is believed that operations will be transferred to the recently enlarged Moreno Valley warehouse and distribution center.
The decision should not come as a surprise to employees as the company has an ongoing multi-year restructuring plan which included provisions to “consolidate certain United States distribution center operations. According to the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, “In general, the intent of this restructuring plan is to streamline brand operations, reduce overhead costs, create operating efficiencies, and improve collaboration across brands.” Some of the company’s brands include Ugg, Teva, Sanuk and Hoka One One.
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