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News and Media Coverage... (Plus, Industry Related Articles From Global Media)


May 2014


The New Balance team and camera crew were honored guests as they toured and filmed in various locations inside our American Leather making facility. Watch the video below!

(Copyright 2014 New Balance. This video was filmed on site at Tasman Leather Group in Hartland, Maine, in support of their Made in USA campaign.)


Not All Sneakers Are Imported...Yet

February 2013


To be sure, few companies are as committed to U.S. manufacturing as New Balance, which the Davises bought in 1972, but which traces its origins to 1906, when it started out as a maker of arch supports. At the company's plant in Norridgewock, Maine, a sign near the entrance reads in part: "We were brought up as a manufacturing company. It is our culture." New Balance's factory in Skowhegan, Maine, is typical of its U.S. operations. Spread out over five floors, workers operate machines that cut and stitch fabric and leather. In one section, large automated stitching machines are embroidering the words "Made in USA" on shoe tongues. Many of the plant's 335 workers are refugees from other shoe companies that have closed in the region.

(Image copyright WSJ 2013)

Skins Game: Family Business Extends Strategy Beyond Tanning to Begin Manufacturing Leather Goods, Too

March 2008


The Tasman family was interview by Business First, after news broke of the company's purchase of the W B Place Tannery in Hartford, Wisconsin. During the interview the Tasman outlined their vision for the future of Tasman Industries and the Tasman Leather Group.

Tasman Industries, Inc. Awarded the President's "E" Award 

January 1997


In 1997 our Founder Goodman Tasman and his son, current President and CEO Norman Tasman, proudly accepted this award for "Excellence in Exporting" from the Kentucky Secretary of Commerce. Since this award was received in 1997, we have grown our international export business by over 400%.

Norman Tasman Selected as Distinguished Judge of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 1997

January 1997


In 1997 our President and CEO Norman Tasman was selected as a Distinguished Judge for the 1997 presentation of this award, after being honored with this award himself, in 1996.

Norman Tasman Receives E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award

January 1996


In 1996 our President and CEO, Norman Tasman, was awarded the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. For decades of dedication and hard work, Norman accepted this award and will appear at the national conference in Palm Springs, California.

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