Local papers are reporting that InSport International plans to lay off 12 people. The layoffs come after the company was acquired by Vital Apparel last November and accounts for most of InSport’s staff. Vital will shift distribution and several other operations to its New York base.
The layoffs are mostly in the finance, administrative, and warehouse areas and will be effective at the end of the year. A product designer, customer-service manager, and marketing employee will move to New York. Eric Merk, executive vice president for InSport, who heads the company’s military-contracts division, and three other employees will remain in the Portland area.