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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The outdoor sports company Quiksilver Inc. has announced it will create a "Mountain Center" in Park City that will include the headquarters for its recently acquired Rossignol and Dynastar ski companies.
Those companies will relocate to Utah from Burlington, Vt.
Also moving into the Mountain Center will be some of Quiksilver's existing snowboard businesses in Washington state, ventures that retail under the Lib Technologies, Bent Metal and Gnu brand names.
In addition, the center will house the new Roxy ski business, a collaborative Quiksilver/Dynastar effort to develop a line of Alpine ski products for young women.
The company also plans a distribution facility in the Salt Lake City area.
The Park City and Salt Lake operations will have about 100 jobs, with most of them in Park City.
Quiksilver, with headquarters in Huntington, Calif., designs, producing and distributing a variety of outdoor sporting goods, including golf equipment, beach-and-water-oriented swimwear, and DC Shoes, a snowboard boot company that already has a research and development facility in Park City.
Francois Goulet, president of Rossignol North America, said Tuesday that the Park City operations will include administration, sales, marketing and promotions and sports marketing.
Many Rossignol administrative functions including treasury, human resources and legal components will be consolidated with Quiksilver's operations in Huntington Beach, and Quiksilver will maintain some presence in Vermont and Washington.
Goulet said the Sale Lake distribution center's location has not been determined the company is in discussions with several developers.
The Park City operations will be in a new facility in the Redstone area at the entrance to the city.
Quiksilver has a regional distribution office in Clearfield with about 20 employees, and some will move to the Salt Lake facility when it is completed.
The move of facilities and people to the Mountain Center is expected to start next spring, and the Salt Lake distribution facility is expected to be operational at about the same time.
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