I own a small business making orthopedic shoes, and I would like to sell it to the right person or persons. The equipment and inventory is extensive, and the right person would do well by me. Bob Elfrink and Lance Pryor have been to the shop, they know me, and they understand my reason for wanting to get out.
The business was started in 2001, just after I was layed off from my job at Reebok. I could have come back to Reebok soon enough, but wanted to try to go it on my own. The timing was good, in that there was Luizzi Orthopedic Footwear in Brockton closing down, and I acquired his business, and just about every piece of equipment I was missing to complete my shop, plus some.
About 4 years ago, Reebok was bought by Adidas, and immediately began to re build on the development side, and I was offered the position as a Senior Pattern Engineer, basically the job I held before, but now in a senior position. It was a tough decision to come back here full time, because I have a passion for the craft of making shoes. But here I make twice the money, my vacations are paid, they put money into my 401, and I have health insurance. And I actually enjoy working on new designs and prototypes. Not to mention if I miss a day with a bad cold or something, I still get paid.
Now the reality is that I cannot keep up with the schedule I have kept for these past 4 years. 70 hours week in and week out has left me somewhat burnt. The work is not getting out in a timely fashion from Noonans, and it's become too much.
This is where if any one in Forum wants to pick this business up, or then start too sell off items individually, I would want them to become aware that this opportunity is there.
PS: Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
during regular business hours.