Fourth factory store opens in Oregon
October 26, 2005
Woodburn, OR (26 October, 2005) – Nike today announced the official opening of its Factory Store at the Woodburn Company Stores. The store opens at 10 a.m. to the general public and is the fourth Nike Factory Store in Oregon. “Nike is very proud to open our newest Factory Store at Woodburn Company Stores,” said Ed Stair, General Manager of Nike Factory Stores, on Tuesday evening at a special opening ceremony. “This center attracts a great cross section of consumers from surrounding areas. In return, we’re able to create 65 full- and part-time jobs and, through our community involvement, provide support to kids in the Woodburn area.” To celebrate the grand opening, Nike made a footwear and product donation valued at $5,000 to the Woodburn Athletic Futbol Club. The donation is part of NikeGO, Nike’s long-term commitment and signature U.S. community affairs initiative aimed at getting kids more physically active. Luis Del Rio, President of the Woodburn Athletic Futbol Club, attended the ceremony and accepted the donation on the club’s behalf. The 15,000-square foot retail outlet is located at 1001 Arney Road in Woodburn. Nike’s other Factory Stores in Oregon are located in Portland, Bend and Seaside. The company also has three Nike retail stores in Oregon, located in Eugene at 296 East 5th Avenue, at the Portland International Airport, and at SW 6th and Salmon in downtown Portland, which is the site of the first Niketown opened in 1990. The Nike Factory Store at Woodburn Company Stores will carry a wide selection of Nike branded footwear, apparel and equipment from past seasons. The majority of the product will be close-out or overrun product sold at a discount consistent with other stores at the center. The Nike Factory Store in Woodburn is Nike’s 78th factory store in the U.S. About NikeGO NikeGO is Nike's signature U.S. community affairs initiative and the company’s long-term commitment to getting kids more physically active. The program's mission is to increase physical activity in youth, offering them the support and motivation to become physically active, stay healthy and have fun. In its most recent fiscal year, Nike contributed more than $10.5 million in cash and products and served more than 150,000 kids across the U.S. through its programs and partnerships Visit www.nikego.com for additional information. About NIKE, Inc. NIKE, Inc. based in Beaverton, Oregon, USA is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Bauer NIKE Hockey Inc., a leading designer and distributor of hockey equipment; Cole Haan? a leading designer and marketer of luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Exeter Brands Group LLC, which designs and markets athletic footwear and apparel for the value retail channel.