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February 6, 2003
Jenny Marder Trendsetter and surf-wear pioneer Quiksilver Inc. is expanding its Huntington Beach headquarters by nearly 210,000 square feet to accommodate a growing screen printing operation, additional offices and a "vibe area." Acquiring two new buildings will make the internationally esteemed snow, skate and surf-wear company more efficient and will cut costs in the long run, said Greg Ziegler, chief operating officer. The two 104,000-square-foot buildings were formerly occupied by Midwest Air Technologies Inc., and Emerson Electric Co.'s Bond Technologies Inc. One building will house the expanded screen print operation.
NEWS
June 15, 2006
Surf and sports gear maker Quiksilver Inc. said net revenues for the second quarter ended April 30 rose 21%, to $516.9 million, from $426.9 million. The Huntington Beach-based company said its 2006 quarterly results included sales from troubled French ski maker Rossignol and Cleveland Golf. The company's operating profit was down to $18.7 million in the second quarter, from $54.1 million a year earlier. Quiksilver bought Rossignol in July of last year for $314 million and is planning to add ski apparel to Rossignol's current lineup of skis.
NEWS
December 16, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- For Quiksilver officials, moving the company headquarters and distribution center to Surf City made perfect sense. "It's Surf City USA," executive vice president Steve Tully said. "It fits naturally with the lifestyle we're selling." The company -- a leading force in the beach clothing industry -- doesn't just project that cool image. Its employees live it, he said. "If there's [an ocean] swell, they'll come in late that day or take a long lunch," he said.
NEWS
June 13, 2002
Paul Clinton Huntington Beach-based surf retailer Quiksilver, Inc. said sales jumped 10.6% during the second quarter. Surfers and other beach goers have begun shopping for summer, yet company officials said the jump in sales isn't necessarily tied to just one season. Quiksilver, the city's No. 2 employer, announced the earnings June 5. A day later, the company's stock, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ZQK, ran up 3% from $24.50 to $25.30.
NEWS
April 13, 2006
Local surf and sport apparel company Quiksilver is planning to add a line of clothing to its Rossignol brand. Quiksilver bought well-known French ski-maker Skis Rossignol SA in July 2005. The Huntington Beach-based company is looking at expanding the apparel side of the business up to 20 times its current size and eventually surpass sales of Rossignol's primary business of selling skis. Chief Executive Bob McKnight wants sales from the Rossignol clothing line to reach $500 million to $1 billion over five years from current sales of $50 million.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | April 10, 2008
Quiksilver Inc. has announced it will lay off 155 more workers, according to information disclosed to the California Employment Development Dept. The company will lay off 35 workers by May 2, 115 workers by May 16, and another five by May 23, according to public documents. Those are in addition to another 115 layoffs already reported to the government. Altogether 270 jobs in Huntington Beach will be cut by Aug. 1. Efforts to reach Quiksilver representatives for comment were unsuccessful.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2008
Huntington Beach company Quiksilver Inc. is being sued by sports network ESPN, which claims a company logo violated the trademark for the X-Games extreme sports competition. The suit, filed in federal district court in New York this month, alleges Quiksilver uses an “X” logo on various articles of clothing and equipment that is similar enough that customers could confuse it with that of the sports contests. “Despite protests by ESPN, Quiksilver has since willfully expanded the use of the infringing mark, and Quiksilver’s apparel and accessories are now replete with the infringing mark,” according to the suit.
LOCAL
April 23, 2008
. . . Correction: The headline for the March 20 City Roundup should have read “Quiksilver will lay off 38 in May.” The company will lay off 77 in August. . . . . . Quiksilver Inc. plans to lay off 115 workers in Huntington Beach, according to information it provided to the California Employment Development Department. Thirty-eight people will be laid off May 1, and 77 Aug. 1, the filings state. In total, the company has 3,900 employees in the U.S. and Canada, and 9,600 worldwide as of Oct. 31, 2007, according to filings with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 29, 2013
Ann Nghiem enjoys the transformation the Bolsa Chica Wetlands undergo each season. Like the wetlands, Nghiem, 18, has transformed in a year's time after participating in the inaugural session of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Youth Leadership in Environmental Action Program (YLEAP) last year, according to Michelle Moberly, communications and development manager. The yearlong youth leadership program teaches high school students about the wetlands, how to interact with large groups and other life skills.
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NEWS
By Imran Vittachi | June 26, 2012
Thursday night promises to be an epic one at Huntington Beach High School. School's out for the summer but students and fans of surfing, along with boosters of the campus's surfing team, will catch a wave into the HBHS auditorium for a star-studded fundraiser to help the team defray costs of an upcoming trip to Australia. Quiksilver, the Surf City-based apparel company and one of the event's sponsors, will bring in three of its athletes - surfers Dane Reynolds, Balaram Stack and Reef McIntosh - for a Q&A session with TransWorld SURF's Chris Cote, followed by the screening of "No Agenda," a new 35-minute surfing action film, organizers said.
SPORTS
By James Pribram | October 6, 2010
There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned dog fight, even in the world of professional surfing — and that is exactly what this year's world title race is beginning to look like. I'm just not sure that it includes Jordy Smith anymore. A semifinal clash of the titans between defending event champion and defending world champion Mick Fanning against surfing celebrity Kelly Slater saw a visibly upset Fanning question Slater's tactics and gamesmanship shortly after his defeat.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | January 28, 2009
Several of the tens of thousands of national job cuts announced in recent days will occur here in Huntington Beach, as companies like Boeing, Quiksilver, Home Depot and Circuit City announce cutbacks and closures. According to the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification list, Boeing has laid off or will lay off 64 local employees from Jan. 1 to Feb. 19. The company’s Huntington Beach campus specializes in defense applications, following a restructuring after its long history in space aviation.
SPORTS
May 22, 2008
Oilers earn Quiksilver scholarships Quiksilver awarded a $2,500 scholarship to both Sara Taylor and AJ Collins of the Huntington Beach High surf team. The presentation came during the team?s annual banquet May 12 at the Elks Club of Huntington Beach. Huntington won the 2008 state title of the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. High School Conference. Quiksilver is a team sponsor. The Oilers, led by head coach Andy Verdone, will compete in June for the NSSA high school national title at Lower Trestles in San Clemente.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2008
Huntington Beach company Quiksilver Inc. is being sued by sports network ESPN, which claims a company logo violated the trademark for the X-Games extreme sports competition. The suit, filed in federal district court in New York this month, alleges Quiksilver uses an “X” logo on various articles of clothing and equipment that is similar enough that customers could confuse it with that of the sports contests. “Despite protests by ESPN, Quiksilver has since willfully expanded the use of the infringing mark, and Quiksilver’s apparel and accessories are now replete with the infringing mark,” according to the suit.
LOCAL
April 23, 2008
. . . Correction: The headline for the March 20 City Roundup should have read “Quiksilver will lay off 38 in May.” The company will lay off 77 in August. . . . . . Quiksilver Inc. plans to lay off 115 workers in Huntington Beach, according to information it provided to the California Employment Development Department. Thirty-eight people will be laid off May 1, and 77 Aug. 1, the filings state. In total, the company has 3,900 employees in the U.S. and Canada, and 9,600 worldwide as of Oct. 31, 2007, according to filings with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | April 10, 2008
Quiksilver Inc. has announced it will lay off 155 more workers, according to information disclosed to the California Employment Development Dept. The company will lay off 35 workers by May 2, 115 workers by May 16, and another five by May 23, according to public documents. Those are in addition to another 115 layoffs already reported to the government. Altogether 270 jobs in Huntington Beach will be cut by Aug. 1. Efforts to reach Quiksilver representatives for comment were unsuccessful.
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