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Klim Hires Designer, Sourcing Expert

Teton Outfitters Inc., best known for its Klim Aggressive Sled Wear line, made two recent hires.
Robert Keaphley joined Teton as its new creative director. Keaphley, who most recently worked at Alpinestars, will be responsible for garment design for the company’s snowmobile and new motorcycle lines.
Paul Webber has joined Teton as managing director of sourcing, and will work with the company’s suppliers. Webber speaks Mandarin Chinese, and will work closely with the company’s China-based suppliers.
Both Keaphley and Webber will work out of Klim’s new 19,000 square-foot office/warehouse building located in Rigby, Idaho. The previous office/warehouse, also in Rigby, was 6,000 square feet.
The move, which was completed in November 2004, has made a difference in the company’s handling of orders, said John Summers, director of marketing.
For starters, there’s now barcode scanning for all orders. “It’s more efficient and more accurate,” Summers said. “Its organized where the most popular items are closest to the shipping table.” To handle the new operations, the company has hired a controller and assistant controller. “The move has put us in a different mindset,” Summers said. “We’re more energized.”
Summers said the company will introduce a re-designed snowmobile line in May. The company’s new address is 3753 E. County Line, Rigby, ID 83442. The new phone number is 208/552-7433 and the new fax number is 208/552-1615.

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