Founded in Nelsonville, Ohio, in 1932, Rocky Boots has been manufacturing rugged occupational and outdoor footwear for the U.S. Military and Commercial Industry for over 80 years. Chairman Mike Brooks – a member of Rocky’s founding Family – and Mark Dean, V.P. of Commercial Military Sales, discuss Rocky’s heritage and the spirit that drives this amazing company’s lifelong dedication to helping the warfighter. From World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam, to Iraq and Afghanistan, Rocky boots has dedicated itself to ensuring our men and women in uniform have the best possible boots to help them complete their mission.
About “By Our Hands – Stories of American Industry”:
By Our Hands is a behind-the-scenes look at the people and culture of American manufacturers who support of U.S. Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders.
As American manufacturers and suppliers we are faced with new challenges every day that stand between us and achieving our goal of ensuring mission success, operational efficiency, and cost savings for our nation’s men and women in uniform. From rising manufacturing and labor costs, to DOD budget challenges and ever-changing requirements, By Our Hands is dedicated to spotlighting these amazing companies who push forward and meet those challenges head on without hesitation.