October 16th 2016 – Aaron Stehling ,Taxidermy Talk News
TTN – Van Dyke’s Taxidermy supply has announced layoffs at it’s South Dakota manufacturing location. According to the Daily Republic, about 15 employees have been let go. It is not known how many others will be let go and how long the location will remain open.
Van Dyke’s has been a fixture in the Taxidermy Industry for decades. It was bought by Cabela’s in the late 90’s, and then sold to McKenzie Taxidermy Supply in 2009. According to McKenzie, sales have dropped off by 50% over the last 7 years . McKenzie has invested millions into Van Dyke’s since acquiring it .
It looks like much of the operation will be moved to McKenzie’s facilities in North Carolina.