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Tippmann Sports to Consolidate its U.S. Operations

Tippmann Sports to Consolidate its U.S. Operations

Fort Wayne, Ind. – (August 21, 2012) – Tippmann Sports announced today that it will close its Buffalo Grove, Ill. office and consolidate all U.S. sales, marketing and administrative activities into its primary facility in Fort Wayne, Ind. Fort Wayne, of course, is the longtime headquarters of Tippmann and the facility there is roughly 100,000 square feet and employs approximately 90 people. It houses sales, engineering, customer service, purchasing and accounting staff in addition to all U.S. manufacturing and distribution operations. The company’s new service and distribution facility in Tournai, Belgium is not impacted by the U.S. consolidation. The transition to Fort Wayne is expected to be completed within the next 60-90 days.

“With the worldwide economies struggling to gain footing and paintball being a highly discretionary purchase, we decided it was prudent to downsize our operating cost structure for 2013,” said Howard Kosick, CEO and President, for Tippmann Sports. “Companies are making tough business decisions every day to better position themselves for the new economic realities in which we all operate. We believe having one U.S. location will make the organization more cohesive and we look forward to continuing our leadership position in paintball for many years to come.”

About Tippmann Sports:
As a paintball leader for more than 25 years, Tippmann Sports is dedicated to quality manufacturing as well as advancing paintball technology and design. The company serves the global paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana as well as its service center and warehouse near Tournai, Belgium. Tippmann Sports’ complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as national retailers and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

Justin Hafford

Justin a.k.a "Sqyire" is a Maineiac Paintball player and produces videos for Social Paintball. He loves to play, but is a recballer and is frequently seen exploring, failing, or sometimes succeeding at different aspects of the sport. Just a regular guy, trying to do what he can to get the word out.

6 Comments
  • Paul Sombke
    August 21, 2012

    If Tippmann is hurting, you know the industry is hurting.

  • Paul Sombke
    August 21, 2012

    If Tippmann is hurting, you know the industry is hurting.

  • Peter
    August 22, 2012

    if Tip.pmann is hurting then,Woodsball is hurting

  • James Moeller
    August 22, 2012

    wooooowww

  • Kyle King
    August 23, 2012

    This really does not mean much. Many businesses are consolidating in order to stay competitive and considering their first step was not to close a facility outside the US, I think its safe to say they are not hurting in the general scheme of things. That being said the whole economy is taking a dip so they naturally are as well. Its just good business and does not mean much for their company as a whole.

  • Ferdo
    August 28, 2012

    The game is suffering… 🙁

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