A Utah company that only a year ago said it was hoping to help lead a rebirth of the American clothing manufacturing industry is out of business.

SanSegal Sportswear, a 35-year-old Sandy-based enterprise that made branded products for the Sundance Film Festival and other noteworthy customers that included the Smithsonian Institution and U.S. national parks, closed its doors late last week.

The reasons for the closure were unclear Thursday. Company owner Macon Rudick didn’t return messages left with one of the few remaining employees at its 75,000-square-foot plant in Sandy, where a year ago about 225 people worked.

Issaquah, Washington-based SanMar, a leading supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, debuted a new line of wearables from Bluffdale, Utah-based OGIO.

Since ending its five-year partnership with the Sidney, New York-based MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) in May, Castelli USA Inc., Reno, Nev. announced it hired 14 multiline reps to represent the company across the country and in Puerto Rico.

Las Vegas-based Digispec announced it has hired Chad Ealy as sales counselor and Robin Fink as sales manager.

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