FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Paige Dietz
PHONE: (651) 385-6770
RED WING SHOE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ACTIVATION OF A FOREIGN TRADE ZONE IN UTAH
June 15, 2015 (Red Wing, MN) – Red Wing Shoe Company is pleased to announce the activation of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) at our distribution center in Salt Lake City, UT.
“On behalf of our Salt Lake City employees, we would like to thank the City of Salt Lake and the Port Authority for assisting us in bringing this project to life,” explains Dewey Rothering, Director of Logistics Operations for Red Wing Shoe Company. “This Foreign Trade Zone, the first in the state of Utah, will enable us to continue to improve our world class supply chain operation, provide timely, efficient order fulfillment to customers and create additional employment opportunities. Red Wing invested in Salt Lake City 65 years ago by establishing a warehouse in 1950. Since then we have increased investment and expanded operations here, as recently as September, 2014.”
The Red Wing Salt Lake City distribution operation comprises 140,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, including the recent addition of 60,000 square feet. The company invested in this additional infrastructure and new employees to serve our growing customer base. The operation will continue to grow with the addition of ecommerce fulfillment for the Irish Setter line of products beginning later this summer.
Furthermore, Red Wing Shoes and Salt Lake City Corporation would like to invite the media and public to a tour and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 30th at 9:30 A.M. at Red Wing Shoes. For more information contact Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Division, Angie Dunn at 801-535-7273 or email her at email@example.com
EVENT: Red Wing Shoes ribbon cutting in celebration of going live in Foreign Trade Zone #30
WHO: Micala Johnson, Red Wing Shoes
Salt Lake City Community and Economic Development Department and Economic Development Division
WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Tour begins at 9:30 AM and ceremony will follow
WHERE: 1841 South 5070 West (front entrance)