Shoemaking in Maine

Apr 6, 2017


From L.L. Bean and its iconic duck boots, to the relationship between New Balance and the U.S. military (not to mention Bass Weejuns and Dexter shoe), Maine shoemakers have a long and storied history. At its height, the Maine shoe sector employed 50,000 people. We’ll discuss the past, present and future of shoemaking in Maine.

Guests: Rachel Desgrosseiliers, executive director, Museum L-A, in Lewiston

Mike Rancourt, co-founder Rancourt & Co. in Lewiston

Jack Samson, LL Bean's VP of manufacturing and fulfillment