Jan 13 Rocky Brands Inc -
* Received new orders to produce hot weather combat boots and temperate weather combat boots for U.S. Military
* Company expects to begin fulfilling both orders in first half of 2017
* Hot weather boot contract is for one year and is for approximately $8.4 million
* Temperate weather boot contract is for three years and is for approximately $30 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
UPDATE 1-American Apparel starts layoffs -sources
Jan 16 American Apparel LLC started to lay off staff on Monday after Canada's Gildan Activewear Inc withdrew its initial plan to buy some of the bankrupt U.S. fashion retailer's manufacturing operations, people familiar with the matter said.