Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On March 20th, 2023, 140 years to the day that Jan Earns Matzeliger patented his industry-changing lasting machine, JEMS launched its industry-changing factory in Somersworth, New Hampshire.  In the company of local and national press, footwear professionals and fanatics, and local politicians, JEMS founder Dr. D’Wayne Edwards and Designer Shoe Warehouse president Bill Jordan shared inspirational messages as they cut the ribbon, symbolizing a new era for footwear manufacturing.

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