Actually left the company with a boat load of cash thanks to being an officer of TNF before VF bought. Started another company and made another boat load of money when VF bought that one too. A dummy he is not. Went from officer NF to President NF to owner (X) to now Coalition President and made bucks on each step he took.
Actually a very smart past president of TNF worried about NF being so common that it would lower brand value and perception. If every Joe and Mary has it, its not special so why pay the special high price. Columbia here we go.
Yes VF's world headquaters is in Greensboro, NC. VF is a US publically traded corporation with global partners all other the world.
VF has recently moved some operations to Panama for $ reasons.
Comment: Being and American company has little value. VF like most corporations do not make decisions base on what is best for America. They will put their own mother's out in the cold , and they have, if it improves the bottom line, their bonus and the perception of the stock holders.
Virtually all its manufacturing is overseas. It might buy some bits from domestic sources but very little.
They were a huge player in the "flushing sound" of jobs being moved offshore.