VF Corp, the parent company of popular brands like Vans and Supreme, is set to close its distribution center in Santa Fe Springs as part of its ongoing efforts to streamline operations and reduce expenses.
We previously reported that skate shoe rival Nike had to implement a $2 Billion cost-cutting as the same strategy to improve profitability.
According to reports, the decision will result in the facility's permanent closure, affecting 255 employees in various roles, such as pickers, drivers, leads, supervisors, auditors, and returns specialists.
The company's HR representative for Vans confirmed the impending closure in a notice to the state.
The layoffs will be carried out in two phases. Beginning on February 23, the first round will impact 207 positions, while another 48 employees will face layoffs starting March 22. VF Corp aims to complete all layoffs by May 31, marking the end of an era for the Santa Fe Springs distribution center.