Over 500 years of tannery experience in visit

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Numbers add up in commute, too A group of former Wolverine World Wide tannery workers gathered back in Rockford during the final days of the demolition of their old workplace. Enjoying a midday meal at Sam’s Joint on Monday, Nov. 22, the group ranged from as few as 20 years in the tannery up to […]

Demo ‘officially over’

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by BETH ALTENA According to City Manager Michael Young, as of Thursday, Nov. 4, the Wolverine Tannery demolition of significant structures was “officially over” with the exception of the wastewater treatment plant and existing shoe store. The existing shoe store will remain and open for business until the new shoe and apparel store at the […]

Wolverine tannery demolition underway

The office and Pig Procurement building is coming down, the first of all the Wolverine Tannery buildings which will be demolished at the complex on Main Street. 	photo by Greg Young

Company offers reassurance on safety precautions Readers have continued to express concerns over the safety of the demolition of the 100-plus year-old tannery in downtown Rockford. The Squire contacted Wolverine and asked that some of the concerns be addressed again. The following are points of the work plan prepared by Pitch Inc. and comments from […]

Rum Creek flowes through Wolverine World Wide tannery

Rum Creek reached a high point as it flowed through the former Wolvering World Wide tannery building. It is pictured after Rockford made all the news channels due to flooding on Monday, May 31.

Rum Creek reached a high point as it flowed through the former Wolverine World Wide tannery building. It is pictured after Rockford made all the news channels due to flooding on Monday, May 31.