CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs’ distribution operations will move from Colorado to Utah’s Wasatch Front next year, the company announced Tuesday. While Osprey’s 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.
Osprey is considering several locations on the Wasatch Front and plans to make its final decision this summer.
The move will position Osprey’s U.S. distribution center near the national rail network, which will allow the company to provide better service to its retailer base and significantly reduce the company’s carbon footprint, the company stated. Osprey currently receives and distributes by truck.
The move also addresses 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 a single distribution center in Utah. Plans also call for an expansion of the Colorado headquarters.
The new DC is set to open with as many as 20 employees — a mix of current team members relocating from Colorado and new hires in Utah.