ST. LOUIS -- Brown Shoe Company Inc. today announced plans to close its Sikeston distribution center in 2012, as part of its ongoing portfolio realignment efforts. The phased closure is expected to begin in May and conclude in October.
Sikeston Associates are being encouraged to apply for open positions with the company, and an on-site career center is being created to assist employees in their internal and external job search efforts. For the Associates ultimately impacted by this structural change, a severance package will be provided.
The Standard Democrat is working on a more in-depth story for Thursday's edition.