May 6, 2024

If girls run the world, Kaitlynn is definitely doing her part. Kaitlynn Kirk is located in Acton, CA. She spends her work day as a Pyroshock Technician at an aerospace testing facility. Not only that, in her free time she runs a business that teaches women how to ride dirt bikes. Her company is called…

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Thorogood to Dedicate Manufacturing Facility as the Ronald Nicklaus Manufacturing Center

May 2, 2024

Merrill, Wisconsin – May 1, 2024 – Thorogood, the esteemed footwear brand proudly manufactured by the Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Inc., is set to commemorate a significant milestone in its legacy. The company is pleased to announce the dedication of its manufacturing facility located at 211 S. Genesee Street in Merrill as the Ronald Nicklaus Manufacturing…

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April 10, 2024

Luke Draeger is based in Aniwa, WI. He grew up as a farm kid and like most – was pressured to join college soon after graduating high school. After feeling a lack of direction, Luke decided to attend NTC for an associate’s degree. Even after attending higher education for 2 years – he still felt…

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Weinbrenner Shoe Company awarded the “Time Tested American Craftsmanship Award”

March 4, 2024

Weinbrenner Shoe Company headquartered in Merrill, Wisconsin has been awarded the “Time Tested American Craftsmanship Award” by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. Winners were revealed, and nominees honored at the Manufacturer of the Year Award Ceremony at The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee on February 22, 2024. A total of 4 Grand Award winners and 5…

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Lacing Up with Josh Walker

February 27, 2024

Josh Walker is the co-founder of 1620 Workwear: makers, sellers, and distributors of high-performance technical clothing for working people. Based in Amesbury, Massachusetts, Josh and partnering co-founder Ted De Innocentis are on a mission to set high standards for the manufacture of workwear worn by American workers. Like ourselves, 1620 Workwear share a commitment to…

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Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Inc. Named Finalist for 2024 Manufacturer of the Year by Wisconsin Manufacturing Commerce

February 12, 2024

Merrill, WI (February 9th, 2024) – Weinbrenner Shoe Company headquartered in Merrill, Wisconsin has been nominated as a finalist for the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) 35th Annual (2023) Manufacturer of the Year. The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) award program honors businesses for their leading business practices, innovative technology, and dedicated employees within…

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Unmasking the Myths: Composite Toe Boots Exposed

February 8, 2024

In the world of durable workwear, composite toe boots have gained prominence for their safety features and comfort. However, myths and misconceptions often shroud these essential work boots. Join us on a journey to uncover the facts and stories that dispel common myths about composite toe boots, and discover a surprising twist. Myth 1: Composite…

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5 Myths of Steel Toe Boots

January 30, 2024

Unveiling the Truth: Exploring Steel Toe Boot Myths and Realities In the world of blue-collar professionals, the importance of steel toe boots cannot be overstated. However, amidst their popularity, myths and misconceptions have taken root. Today, let’s embark on a journey to uncover the facts and stories that dispel common myths about steel toe boots…

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Lacing Up with Sarah Matthews

January 23, 2024

When it comes to understanding the value of hard work and maintaining an open, positive mindset, Sarah Matthews could probably teach us all a thing or two. Raised out on the western slope of Colorado, this life-long resident of New Castle spent most of her formative years honing a passion for welding and ironwork, becoming…

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Discover the Benefits of Midsole Materials: PU or EVA?

January 10, 2024

With something like midsoles, it can take some digging (not just on the jobsite) to find those perfect “oh, those are the ones.” work boots. To keep it sweet and simple, we’ll be presenting two alternatives you can choose from when it comes to your midsole options. If you love comfy boots, you have midsoles…

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Lacing Up with Trevor Valdez

January 8, 2024

While Trevor Valdez may not be the sort of person who’d claim he can move mountains, in reality he isn’t all that far off from having such an ability – at least, while he works. An operator of heavy machinery from the town of Knapp, in our home state of Wisconsin, he’s an experienced hand…

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How they are made… A look inside our Merrill Factory

December 11, 2023

Transcript: There’s something special about putting in hard work. It instills a sense of pride and a feeling of accomplishment. At Thorogood, we celebrate this spirit – the kind of grit that comes with dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Call us old-fashioned, but we don’t see half-assed as the way to do any job. Especially…

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