Osprey Packs to Open U.S. Distribution Center on the Wasatch Front

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Cortez, CO – June 10, 2014Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top- quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today that the company’s distribution operations will relocate to Utah’s Wasatch Front next year. While Osprey company headquarters, which includes sales, customer service, marketing, finance, quality assurance, returns and other core functions, will remain in Cortez, Colorado, warehousing and shipping will relocate to Utah by mid – 2015.

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This move positions Osprey’s U.S. distribution center near the national rail network, which will allow the company to provide better service to the brand’s retailer base and significantly reduce the company’s carbon footprint. The company currently receives and distributes by truck.

This move also addresses the space constraints Osprey has faced in recent years requiring the company to patch together seven smaller facilities in Cortez. By contrast, the new structure streamlines the organization with one facility in Colorado and another single distribution center in Utah. The plan also includes the expansion of Osprey’s Colorado headquarters to create an improved work environment and allow for continued growth of the Cortez Team Member base.

“The decision to relocate our distribution function to a transportation hub such as the Wasatch Front is an exciting and necessary move for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “Our dealers and our company will benefit from a single-roof DC surrounded by significant logistics services. Osprey is happy to retain and grow our headquarters in Colorado while welcoming old and new Team Members to Utah, a favorite neighboring state with strong recreational values and the host of the Outdoor Retailer trade show.”

The new distribution center is set to open with up to 20 Team Members, some of whom will be relocating from Colorado and some of whom will be new hires in Utah. All Osprey Team Members whose jobs are impacted by the move to Utah will receive financial support, the option of a relocation incentive package or new roles in the expanding Colorado headquarters.

For more information contact: Osprey at 970-529-7052 or Julie Campagnoli, JAM Media Collective, 415-839-7546, jc@jamcollective.

About Osprey Packs
Independent, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high quality gear carrying equipment. The collection includes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking, active everyday and travel pursuits.

The location of company headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, near the rugged San Juan Mountains on the edge of desert canyon country, provides a constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for Osprey products. Osprey also maintains a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, near the factories where they manufacture their products, ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with their suppliers. In 2009, Osprey opened a design office in Mill Valley, California, a hub of design talent and the birthplace of mountain biking. All three of these offices play a crucial role in creating Osprey gear that lasts a lifetime.

Osprey’s customers identify with the brand in many ways, including the product lifetime All Mighty Guarantee, category leading sales, worldwide distribution, dynamic social media communications and content, a strong commitment to the environment and partnerships with inspiring and interesting organizations. Above all, the brand encourages and maintains a direct line of communication on product performance, durability and functionality, which is then incorporated and reflected in every future Osprey pack.

Every Osprey product reflects the company’s commitment to protect the wild places its customers love to explore. For more information, visit www.ospreypacks.com.

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