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ADIDAS GOLF USA MOVES TO CARLSBAD; ADIDAS FACES LEGAL SUIT
Published August 19, 1998
adidas Golf USA said it will move its business operations from Tualatin, OR, to the Carlsbad, CA, headquarters of Taylor Made Golf, which is also owned by adidas-Salomon, according to Bruce Bigelow of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The two companies will continue to operate separately, but it was "unclear" whether the move was part of a reorganization announced by adidas on August 4. adidas Golf USA, which has 30 employees, sells adidas-brand golf apparel, footwear and accessories in the U.S. Most employees are expected to transfer to the new headquarters. Taylor Made, which has "roughly" 300 full-time and 160 part- time employees, moved to the Carlsbad-based headquarters earlier this year (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 8/18). SUIT: adidas-Salomon AG was accused in a $1.2B lawsuit filed by Chinese political dissidents "of using slave labor in China to make World Cup 98 soccer balls." The suit was filed on behalf of dissident Bao Ge and other current and former prisoners of Chinese work camps (BLOOMBERG, 8/19).