Globe Manufacturing Company announced today the recent acquisition of Falcon Performance Footwear in Auburn, Maine. Effective January 1, 2014, the business will continue as Globe Footwear, LLC.
Falcon has been making boots continuously in Maine for over 50 years. As a Globe sister company, it has manufactured Globe firefighter boots since 2006. The unique construction of these boots improves first responder performance and minimizes slips and falls, a major hazard for firefighters on the fire ground.
“In just seven short years, Globe boots have become a huge success in the fire service industry because of the expertise and skills of our employees in Auburn, who we recognize as our greatest asset,” said Rob Freese, senior vice president of marketing at Globe Manufacturing Company. “We are proud to continue manufacturing our boots, as well as our turnout gear, in the USA.”
Significant investments have been made in the capacity to manufacture American-made footwear through lean manufacturing and producing components that were previously only available from offshore suppliers. As Globe Footwear, LLC, all employees at the factory in Auburn will continue their tradition of innovation, quality, and manufacturing excellence.