“Built in America has never been more important”, said Erik Burbank, Vice President, Keen Effect. “We’re excited to increase the number of boots we build in our Portland factory. We continued to invest in technology to ensure the facility is state-of-the-art and our talented team puts heart and soul into every pair of boots and sandals they assemble.” Founded in 2003, Keen is a family-owned footwear brand that focusses on performance, comfort and design, mainly for the outdoor shoe segment.