Talent Tuesday is our weekly feature where we introduce the people who make Zimmerman Shoes. Our manufacturer is our long-standing family business, the oldest children's shoe manufacturer in the country.
Today it's all about Barry, who's been making shoes here since the early 1960s.
We joke that he came with the building when our great grandfather bought it in 1962. Barry's job involves cleaning all the shoes that come off the production line, lacing them, as well as stamping and packing each shoe box.
Audrey and I have many happy memories of visiting Barry when we came to the factory throughout our childhoods. He still has a couple notes that Audrey left for him when she was little. Just last week we were looking at photos of him holding my cousin when she was a baby. It's wonderful working with someone who's seen you and your siblings grow up.
If you want to see more of the factory, Barry, and everyone else who works here, check out this recent video from our local news station, WNEP.