GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro-based VF Corporation announced Monday it will open one of three new Global Innovation Centers in Greensboro.
A company statement says the goal of the innovation centers is "to focus on game-changing product innovations in technical apparel, footwear and jeans." VF plans to staff the centers with scientists, engineers and technical designers to further their understanding of consumer needs along with technology and new materials.
Each center is expected to open within the first half of 2014, according to VF. The Jeans Center will open in Greensboro; the Technical Apparel Innovation Center will open in Alameda, Calif.; and the Footwear Center will open in Stratham, N.H.
No information was released about hiring plans.