Tubbs Snowshoes closing Stowe plant
Tubbs Snowshoes of Stowe will move its production facilities to China. The Vermont manufacturing plant will close by February 2005. When K2 Inc bought Tubbs a year ago, industry analysts expected the skiing company to move the snowshoe maker to its manufacturing facilities in China at some point. The Tubbs administration will move to Washington State, where K2 has its winter sports headquarters.
The move will cost 27 fulltime and 30-40 seasonal jobs in Vermont. Some sales and marketing positions will probably stay in Vermont.
Along with skis and snowshoes, K2's brands include Rawlings sporting goods, and Exofficio clothing and gear, among many others.