Okabashi, is a family owned and operated American-made shoe company with a focus on foot health, a better environment and a better economy. While most shoes are made overseas, they are proud to be in the remaining 2% of U.S. shoe manufacturers! They use closed-loop recycling to reduce the amount of virgin material and the average pair of Okabashi shoes contains 15-25% recycled material.
At their 100,000-square-foot production facility, they have the capacity to manufacture up to 10,000 pairs of shoes a day. You'll get a chance to see shoes being injected molded, the raw materials used to create them, and the assembly team adding decorations. The company has created more than 200 jobs and attendees will be able to see the whole operation including everything from design to marketing to procurement to manufacturing to assembly to distribution.
9:00 – 9:30 am Registration, GMA Announcements, and Networking
9:30 - 9:45 am Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing
9:45 – 10:45 am Plant Tour
10:45 - 11:00 am Wrap Up and Summary
** Shoes will be available for purchase after the tour. Please bring cash or your credit card for purchase.
- CLOSED TOE/FLAT BOTTOMED SHOES ARE MANDATORY. No High Heeled Shoes!
- NOTE: Please do not register more than 2 people per company so we can leave room for others to attend.