Wolverine World Wide

‘At This Point Nothing is Off the Table’

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Residents ask tough questions about WWW properties Rockford City Manager Michael Young spoke to residents on Thursday, March 12 at City Hall about the future of the tannery property. Residents asked about saving jobs, seeking new, clean industry, and other possibilities for the Wolverine properties. Rockford City Manager Michael Young spoke to residents on Thursday, March [...]

Zwiers Appointed President, Outdoor Group at Wolverine World Wide

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

James D. Zwiers – President, Outdoor Group, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. has announced the appointment of James D. Zwiers to the position of president, outdoor group. The company’s outdoor group consists of the Merrell, Chaco and Patagonia Footwear brands. Since joining the company in 1998, Zwiers has had broad experience in brand and [...]

Why Do Away With the Tannery?

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, They call it restructuring. It’s more like company greed. The tannery is making money, just not enough. How much is enough? Why does everyone have to leave the U.S.A. and outsource production to Asia? Sad, isn’t it. The meeting at the city council chambers on March 12 had some good ideas. Save the tannery, get industrial jobs in there. Not more [...]

Take up City’s Offer to Hear Opinion on N. Main Development

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor: Wolverine World Wide has announced the proposed closing of its tannery. Would you like to hear others’ ideas? Would you like to express your ideas? Are you interested in the future of Rockford and the potential redevelopment of the North Main Corridor from Courtland to the Shoe Depot? Our City government wants to hear our input and get our ideas for [...]

Tannery Closure/Rate Implications Addressed

February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

by MICHAEL YOUNG, Rockford City Manager Since Wolverine World Wide’s (WWW) recent announcement that it is closing its downtown tannery facility, the City of Rockford has been working to identify all of the issues related to this decision and its ultimate impact on our residents and ratepayers. As you can imagine, the issues are numerous and complex and include [...]
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