Strong Growth and Increased Demand Brings Positive Changes for KEEN UTILITY
Here at KEEN, Inc. we are completing our fifth record-breaking year with two major moves to support the unprecedented growth of the KEEN Utility™ footwear division. The two new investments include new KEEN Utility offices and a category-specific warehouse facility established to enhance the brand experience and inspire innovative footwear design for fans and retail partners.
“KEEN Utility has proven to be a top performer in the industrial footwear category and within our brand,” said Steve Meineke, president of KEEN. “To continue this momentum we are investing in dedicated KEEN Utility office space that will allow for future expansion while remaining in close proximity of our Portland factory and global headquarters. These new facilities will allow us to keep up with brand demand while continuing the product innovation and service our fans have come to expect.”
Located in Portland’s Pearl District, the new 4,500 square-foot KEEN Utility office is within walking distance of the KEEN global headquarters and within a bike ride of the Portland Factory. The design aesthetic for the new office builds on KEEN’s dedication to repurposing with a purpose.
Recycled touches including screwdriver knobs and a vintage concrete trowel door handle pay homage to the industries KEEN Utility supports.
In a second major move, the KEEN Utility team announced a Utility-dedicated warehouse and shipping hub in Louisville, KY. This facility is set up to better meet the “at once” business demands of the brand’s industrial footwear partners and fans by providing immediate delivery.
“What KEEN Utility has accomplished in such a short time is nothing short of phenomenal. We view this category as a key opportunity to bring innovative footwear and unique brand DNA to current and new fans everywhere,” said Meineke. “Investing in a shipping hub with solutions-based strategies helps us create better access to KEEN Utility product and fortifies a foundation to take KEEN Utility to the next level. These changes solidify our commitment to providing the best fit and protection to America’s hardworking men and women.”
For more information and to view the entire line of progressive work footwear, visit KEENUtility.com