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Iron Age Continues Support of Young American Trade Workers

St. Louis, MO (September 6, 2019)Iron Age Footwear continues its partnership and proud support of young American trade workers through its three-plus year partnership with SkillsUSA. In addition to its support of various SkillsUSA initiatives and chapters throughout the year, Iron Age is particularly proud to have been on the feet of over a dozen representatives of the USA World SkillsTeam as they competed August 22-27 in Russia against the best young trade workers from around the world.

With 53 state and territorial associations across 18,000 classrooms reaching 427,000 young future trade workers annually, SkillsUSA helps instructors to reach and engage their students for trade success in over 130 trade job categories.

Iron Age has been rewarding, supporting, and encouraging SkillsUSA competitors from across the nation for years in fields such as Welding, Welding Fabrication, TeamWorks, Plumbing, HVAC, and Masonry. Over $25,000 in sponsorships, awards and prizes have been given to invest in the future of American trade workers by the hardworking footwear brand that finds its origins helping iron tradesmen build some of America’s most iconic buildings, ships and infrastructure.

“SkillsUSA has had a very good relationship with Iron Age and appreciates all it does for our future skilled workforce,” notes Dave Worden, Program Director for SkillsUSA. “The enthusiasm that we receive is great, from the students and Iron Age. Iron Age has always stepped up to help support our future trade workers.”

Brent Jennings, Brand Manager for Iron Age Footwear, adds, “Iron Age can think of no better investment in American-made industry than to invest in its future by supporting, encouraging, and working with SkillsUSA students and advisors. We are proud to support our country’s best young trade workers as they compete on the world stage.”


WorldSkills International is made of 77 member countries and regions. This year’s competition took place in Kazan, Russia. Several members of the USA Team won medals and medallions of excellence for their performances against the best in the world. For more information on WorldSkills, visit https://www.worldskillsusa.org/.

Iron Age Footwear is a brand of Warson Brands, also known as Warson Group, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Warson Brands has been a global manufacturer and marketer of military, tactical, and industrial safety footwear since 1989, and provides a variety of work and duty footwear under the world’s finest brand names, Reebok, Rockport Works, Florsheim, Iron Age, Grabbers, and Knapp. Iron Age was the first protective toe footwear manufacturer in the United States, originating in Pittsburgh, PA in 1918. For more information, visit www.ironagefootwear.com. For the latest news, updates, events, promotions, and new product introductions, visit http://www.facebook.com/ironagefootwear and www.instagram.com/ironagefootwear.

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