CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 9, 2009) TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company (TMaG) today announced a workforce reduction of 70 employees from across all areas of the company, a direct response to today’s uncertain global economic climate.
“We have to align our resources appropriately to meet the unique challenges ahead,” said Mark King, TMaG chief executive officer and president. “That means taking a variety of critical actions to make our organization leaner and more cost-efficient. We regret that one of those actions is to reduce our workforce, however difficult times require difficult decisions. We’re confident that the steps we’re taking now will allow our company to remain strong during these turbulent times.”
About Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. dba TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company
TaylorMade Golf has led the golf industry’s technological revolution since the company was founded in 1979. TaylorMade metalwoods, irons and putters have been used to win hundreds of professional golf tournaments around the world. In 1998, TaylorMade became a wholly owned subsidiary of the adidas Group. adidas Golf creates high-performance, technology-infused golf apparel and footwear worn by hundreds of professional golfers around the world. Ashworth, which became a brand of the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company in 2008, creates relaxed, lifestyle-oriented golf apparel synonymous with authenticity and quality. Learn more about TaylorMade-adidas Golf and its brands at (866) 530-TMAG (8624) orwww.tmag.com, www.taylormadegolf.com, www.adidasgolf.com, www.ashworthinc.com, andwww.taylormadegolfpreowned.com.
About the adidas Group
The adidas Group is one of the global leaders within the sporting goods industry, offering a broad range of products around three core segments such as adidas, Reebok and TaylorMade-adidas Golf. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Group has more than 33,000 employees and sales of ?10.3 billion.
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