ADIDAS GOLF USA MOVES TO CARLSBAD; ADIDAS FACES LEGAL SUIT
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).