Footjoy Closing Plant in Brockton

FootJoy, a division of the Acushnet Co., is shutting down its plant in Brockton, MA, affecting 103 employees. A company spokesman Rob Kelley told The Enterprise of Brockton that the closure announced Thursday will occur in phases over the next six weeks. 

 

The closing was due to reduced demand for the leather-soled golf shoes made at the plant, as well as the challenging economy. The plant produced Classics Tour and Classics Dry premier golf shoes and a small line of men’s dress shoes, all of which will be discontinued.

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Footjoy Closing Plant in Brockton

FootJoy, a division of the Acushnet Co., is shutting down its plant in Brockton, MA, affecting 103 employees. A company spokesman Rob Kelley told The Enterprise of Brockton that the closure announced Thursday will occur in phases over the next six weeks.

The closing was due to reduced
demand for the leather-soled golf shoes made at the plant, as well as the challenging economy.

The plant  produced
Classics Tour and Classics Dry premier golf shoes and a small line of men’s
dress shoes. Those shoes will be discontinued.

'The decision was a necessary one,” Kelley told the local paper.

The company dates to 1857, when the Burt and Packard Shoe Co. was one of dozens of footwear manufacturers that earned Brockton the moniker ''The Shoe City.''

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