Adidas will open its state-of-the-art speedfactory in Atlanta come 2017, allowing the company to create product more quickly and closer to U.S. consumers. The brand also entered a multi-year partnership with Major League Lacrosse’s 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick, midfielder Myles Jones of the Chesapeake Bayhawks.

American Bicycle Group, manufacturer of Litespeed and Quintana Roo bicycles, moved into a newly refurbished, larger building in Chattanooga, TN.

Bridgestone Golf hired Angel Ilaganto to assume the role of President and CEO.

Brunswick Corporation promoted Phillip Haan, 38, to VP of investor relations, succeeding Bruce Byots, who is retiring from the company.

Columbia Sportswear Co. said the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ruled that Seirus Innovative Accessories infringed on one of Columbia’s design patents.

D1 Sports Training & Therapy will open more than 10 new facilities this year across the U.S.

Gander Mountain named Ron Stoupa as SVP of marketing and e-commerce starting on August 15.

Jessica Simpson, in partnership with Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and footwear partner Camuto Group, launched a collection of performance footwear as part of her athleisure line, The Warm Up.

Keen added Chris Burkard, renowned photographer and artist, to its ambassador team.

Lululemon filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that board member Rhoda Pitcher resigned from the post on August 8, 2016.

Nike Inc. released a film celebrating Chris Mosier, the first openly trans athlete to earn a spot on a U.S. National Team.

Noble Biomaterials Inc. established a strategic alliance with Anta Sports Products Limited, China’s largest sportswear brand, based in Fujian. 

North Castle Partners, a private equity firm that owns Performance BicycleIbex and recently invested in Ignite USA, closed its sixth fund at $300 million.

Pure Hockey parent company TSG Enterprises, LLC, one of the largest specialty hockey and lacrosse retailers in the U.S., has acquired Total Hockey Inc.

Saks Fifth Avenue inked a partnership with American professional basketball player Anthony Davis in the retailer’s first fashion label collaboration with an athlete.

SFIA acknowledged Kelly Becker, Manager of Innovation Partnerships for Under Armour, as a recipient of the 2016 SFIA Future Industry Leaders Scholarship.

Trek Bicycle expanded its support of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, pledging more than $1 million in contributions within five years.

UBM Fashion Group, which organizes trade events such as Magic, Coterie, Project and Stitch, announced the launch of FN Platform in New York City.

Under Armour bolstered its senior executive team with the appointment of Kip Fulks as Chief Product Officer, Colin Browne as President of Global Sourcing and Andy Donkin as CMO.

Vista Outdoor Inc. opened its sustainability-focused 33,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Farmington, UT. partnered with elite runner Nick Symmonds and Brooks Running Company to bring awareness to fair pay to sponsored Olympic athletes.

Lead photo courtesy Adidas