CortezJournal.com – Osprey CEO: ‘Scrappiness’ Key – May 4, 2015 – Osprey Packs Press
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CortezJournal.com – Osprey CEO: ‘Scrappiness’ Key – May 4, 2015

Osprey Packs’ decision to move its distribution center and 18 employees from Cortez to Ogden, Utah, last year caught many off guard, but as CEO Tom Barney explained to Montezuma County business and government leaders on April 29, it was a strategic decision that allowed it further invest the business’ growth overall and in its Cortez headquarters.

“Southwest Colorado is simply not a distribution hub for the U.S. We needed interstates, airports, FedEx,” said Barney at the annual Montezuma County Economic Development Association meeting.

The change positioned Osprey’s domestic fulfillment near the national rail network, which allowed the company to better fill shipments to its retailers in more environmentally friendly way. It also places distribution in a transportation hub while focusing most other company functions in Colorado…

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