Monday, July 16, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. – New Balance

New Balance is the only athletic shoe manufacturer still making shoes in the US. Twenty-five percent of New Balance shoes sold domestically are produced by their US workforce, using US and imported materials.  New Balance is an athletic shoe supplier to the US Military.

As the only athletic footwear manufacturer currently making shoes in the U.S., they know towns like Skowhegan, ME are the backbone of our company. Take a closer look at the people who live there and find out why they take as much pride in their community as they do in their craft.

They have factories in the following US cities.

Boston, MA
They made their first pair of running shoes in Boston in 1938. Today, at the 50,000 square foot factory on Newton Street, their associates use a state-of-the-art manufacturing process to produce the 811 walking shoe. They also produce service-industry footwear, harkening back to the company's original reason for being -- to help working people stay comfortable on their feet.

Lawrence, MA Housed in the historic Ayer Mill building, the factory is a look back at American manufacturing from the outside and a bold look at its future on the inside. As their associates use high-tech equipment and the latest production techniques to cut, stitch and assemble running and walking shoes from raw materials and ship them out to the world.

Norridgewock, ME
New Balance came to the historic shoemaking town of Norridgewock in 1982. Built in 1945, the Depot Street building is the workplace of almost 400 associates. Each pair of shoes they produce is a proud work of craftsmanship that carries a little bit of the long history that is the town and its people.

Norway, ME
Built in 1972, the building in Norway doesn't have as long a history as some of their other buildings, but its heritage as a shoemaking factory and of Norway as a shoemaking town go deep into the foundations. The one-time Melville Shoe building was purchased by New Balance in 1997 and today their 200 associates proudly produce many of the company's walking and running shoes.

Skowhegan, ME
In 1982, New Balance acquired a large facility formerly owned and operated by Norwalk Shoe Company in Skowhegan, the home of a highly skilled workforce of experienced shoemakers. From the iconic 990 series to the 1300 and the collectible offerings of our legendary Super Team 33, today many of their most recognizable, iconic shoes come out of Skowhegan.

If what you buy and where it is made is important to you, check to see if MI Printing can help you with your printing needs?  Give us a call at 623.582.1302 and let’s find out!

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