Saturday, December 01, 2007

Tandy pulls 95 jobs out of West Bend

Hi folks,

What Gehl brings with one hand, Tandy takes out with another.

From the Business Journal of Milwaukee.

Tandy Brands to close West Bend warehouse

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. will cease distribution operations at the company's West Bend facility during the third quarter of fiscal 2008, eliminating 95 jobs, a company spokesman said Friday.

The decision is part of Arlington, Texas-based Tandy Brands' ongoing efforts to streamline operations.

Distribution from the company-owned, 264,000-square-foot warehouse, part of the former Amity Leather Co. business, will be transferred to either Dallas or Yoakum, Texas, or outsourced to a third-party, Tandy Brands said. Most of Tandy's distribution operations at the Wisconsin site will cease by the end of January.

A note in passing: the difference between the new jobs at Gehl and the old jobs at Tandy is four years of college.


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