NEED BOOTS  CHOOSE VANWAR    +86-025-85989670   |  snow.c@vanwar.com   ​|
EnglishEnglish
Home / News / Industry News / Chinese manufacturer opens first U.S. location in East TN(2014)

CONTACT US

Tel/Fax:
+86-25-85989670

E-mail:
snow.c@vanwar.com
vanwar8@vanwar.com

Mob:
+86-13182921090
+86-18851153311

WhatsAPP:
+86 13182921090
+86 18851153311

QQ:
961060189/396075081

Add:
385# Shengzhou Road,
Nanjing, China

Chinese manufacturer opens first U.S. location in East TN(2014)

Views:1     Author:Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-08-11      Origin:Site

Footwear Industries Tennessee officially opened its first location in the United States in East Tennessee Thursday, nine months after announcing the plant.

The Chinese company, known as FIT USA, is in production at the former BAE Systems facility in the Jefferson City Industrial Park. The military body armor manufacturer closed operations a several years ago.

FIT USA is investing $5.4 million in the 40,000 square foot plant and are planning to hire nearly 110 people. About 50 employees are already on the job.

Thursday the company's leaders gave the media a tour of their facility. FIT USA makes men's leather boots and shoes. The first order are Kraftsman work boots and will be sold at Sears.Lorretta Lee, founder of FIT USA's parent company the Merchant House International Group, said they chose to put the plant in Jefferson City because of its location and work force.Lee said the Jefferson City plant is the first phase of a three phase project. 

"We intend to triple the business in the next two years with the goal of having 25 percent of our shoes Made in America. I believe this is only the beginning, and we will be encouraging other supply-related industries to invest in re-shoring to America," Lee said.

Footwear Industries plans is still accepting applications. If you would like to apply, visit the Tennessee Career Center in Talbott.

Please Enter Your Information

Feedback
 +86-25-85989670
 0086-13182921090
 0086-18851153311

PRODUCTS

PRODUCTS

QUICK LINK

COPYRIGHT 2019 CHINA VANWAR ALL RIGHTS RESERVED   NANJING VANWAR CO., LTD