The world’s biggest shoe factory to open in the US
The world is coming to terms with the death of the big shoe, with the world’s largest shoe factory opening in the United States this week.
The FootLocker in the heart of the Midwest will employ 2,200 people, according to a release from the company.
The plant, which was built in 2010, will be the largest shoe manufacturing facility in the world and is expected to employ some 15,000 people.
“It’s been a huge ride.
It’s been incredible,” said Todd McCarthy, CEO of FootLocks.
“We’ve built this factory to provide the highest-quality products and service in the shoe industry, and we are extremely proud of our history.”
The factory will be open for business at the end of April and will employ some 2,000 employees.
FootLock employs about 4,000 workers globally, according the company’s website.
“We have built a world-class manufacturing facility to meet the needs of global markets,” said Robert A. Murphy, chairman and CEO of the FootLocking board.
“Our mission is to support our global team with the best possible products and services for our customers, and to give our team the opportunity to build on the momentum and success we’ve created here at FootLacks.”
The Foot Locker plant is expected, however, to be a one-off.
Foot Locks plans to hire more than 5,000 more employees and open a third plant in New Jersey later this year.
McCarthy told ABC News the new plant will be one of the largest in the country and will be used for more than 100,000 pairs of shoes.