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Press Herald Features UMaine Work Boot Research

The Portland Press Herald carried an article about a new line of industrial and firefighter work boots being manufactured by Falcon Performance Footwear of Auburn with research and development assistance from University of Maine researchers. The boots have a protective toe insert made from a fiberglass and resin composite developed and tested at UMaine’s AMC and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Lighter, stronger and resistant to electricity and extreme temperatures, it can replace steel toe protection typically used in work boots, company president Carl Spang said.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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