L.L. Bean is kicking it up a notch as demand continues to surge for its iconic boot.
The Maine-based outdoors retailer has leased a larger,
110,000-square-foot building and plans to install a third
injection-molding machine to manufacture the rubber soles. It’s also
hiring 100 more workers in the new year to make the boots.
Annual sales have grown from fewer than 100,000 a decade ago to more
than 600,000 this year. The company expects to top 700,000 next year and
1 million in 2018.. . . more