Wellco to Open New Facility

Wellco Enterprises, maker of Wellco Footwear and Smith & Wesson shoes, will open a new manufacturing facility and distribution center in Morristown, Tenn., next month.

The 110,000-sq.-ft. facility will be used to manufacture military shoes, work boots, outdoor sporting footwear, as well as law enforcement shoes. The opening is expected to add more than 100 jobs in the area and concludes a multistage reorganization that included shifting production elements and closing a smaller facility in North Carolina.

“This facility will allow us to continue our push to modernize military footwear and create the safest and most user-friendly products on the market,” Lee Ferguson, CEO of Wellco’s parent company, Tactical Holdings, said in a statement. “The completion of this facility positions us for the global growth we are experiencing and continue to work toward in the coming years.”