Politics

May 25, 2013

Lawmakers step up pressure on military footwear

If members of the armed forces must buy American-made products, it could benefit Maine's New Balance factories.

By Kevin Miller kmiller@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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In this May 2011 file photo, Ashley Smith stitches shoes at New Balance in Norridgewock.

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Sharon Estes laces shoes at New Balance’s Norridgewock factory. The company employs roughly 900 people in factories in Norridgewock, Skowhegan and Norway, Maine.

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Debbie Foss washes shoes at the New Balance factory in Norridgewock. New Balance is one of the last remaining sneaker makers in the U.S.

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Today's poll: Military footwear

Should the Department of Defense be required to buy footwear from U.S. manufacturers?

Yes

No

View Results

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