CAPE SHOE COMPANY TO NEW FACILITY
2355 Rusmar - Cape Girardeau, MO
Southeast Missouri’s only shoe
manufacturing company and one of the few left in the Midwest,
Cape Shoe Company has recently moved into its new facility at
2555 Rusmar in Cape Girardeau.
The building was acquired through a property exchange
with RM Coco Fabrics, who formerly occupied the building and
purchased the former Florshiem Shoe Manufacturing building from
Cape Shoe Company last year.
Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd.
handled the transaction for both parties.
Eli Fishman, owner of the shoe
manufacturing company said the present building consisting of
25,760 square feet better suits the company’s needs for their
type of specialty operation.
Their new facility does have
3,640 square feet of surplus
office space that Kelsey’s Lorimont firm is looking to lease to
a prospective tenant.
The former Florsheim building
was nearly 100,000 square feet and was built to accommodate a
larger scale operation with dozens of different shoe lines.
Cape Shoe’s focus is 100% American made boots with a few
other shoe styles.
In addition to their regular line of boots and shoes, they are
presently making a military boot for the armed forces, many of
them used by American solders in Iraq.
The Cape Girardeau business
has been nationally recognized for their 100% American made line
of shoe products. They are unique that all the materials come
from the United States.
Cape Shoe Company presently
employees about 40 people.
The present facility size and equipment will allow them
to increase that substantially to as many as 200.