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Merrimack Valley

July 28, 2013

Made in America: Made in Lawrence

City native front man for New Balance's new patriotic marketing campaign

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“Every single day we ask, ‘How do we get better tomorrow,’” he said, noting he’s in constant communication with his workers.

Adding to the workers pride is the fact that even in the recent economy, one of the worst since the Great Depression, there have been no layoffs at New Balance. The New Balance factory, the former Ayer Mill, originally opened in October 1910 to spin and die yarn.

Campos, when asked his future plans in the company, said for now he wants to continue working as a materials coordinator and learning everything he can about his job. He is both proud and somewhat amazed by what and his co-workers do.

“You’d be surprised what it takes to make a pair of sneakers. All the little pieces and details,” he said.

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