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Brown Shoe Closes Distribution Center in Wisconsin

Brown Shoe Company Inc. continues to make restructuring moves.

The firm said on Wednesday that it will close its distribution center in Sun Prairie, Wis. next year. The process will begin in January and is slated to be complete in April.

“This decision was based on the result of changes in our industry and our continued portfolio realignment efforts, which are focused on shifting resources to our strategic consumer platforms,” Mike Kauffman, SVP of global supply chain management for Brown Shoe Co. said in a statement.

“The decision to close this facility is in no way a reflection of the skills and abilities of the Sun Prairie team.”

The company also added that the plan is part of an ongoing company effort to “reduce excess capacity” within its retail distribution centers. And the Sun Prairie associates will have the opportunity to relocate to other Brown Shoe distribution locations. 

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