Monday, November 5, 2012

Greetings Allen Edmonds Family and Friends:

On October 4th in Milwaukee's Uihlein Hall, we celebrated Allen Edmonds’ 90th anniversary of its 1922 founding by Elbert Allen. It was quite an evening! Over 1500 people - including current and retired co-workers and their spouses, business partners, customers, school-aged musicians and the public - came from far and near to enjoy the festivities and a special performance of great American music by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The Governor even officially proclaimed October 4th as "Allen Edmonds 90th Anniversary Celebration Day".

Reaching 90 years as an independent company and an American manufacturer is an incredible accomplishment, especially considering that over 98% of the shoes sold in America today are made overseas. All of us at Allen Edmonds are so proud of our unique heritage and of the fact that in the past two years we’ve hired more than 200 new employees in our manufacturing plant and headquarters in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Provided below is a link to a short video of the event. For those of you who were able to attend, we hope the video captures some of the fun and memories. And, for those who could not make the evening, we hope you gain a sense of the overwhelming commitment and enthusiasm throughout Allen Edmonds in being your Great American Shoe Company.

Thank you for your support. Here’s to the next 90 years!

Warm regards,

Paul D. Grangaard

President & CEO
Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation