Orthopedic shoe company p.w. minor, Batavia, New York, has been acquired by Pete Zeliff and Andrew Young, operating under the name Batavia Shoes; the company will continue to do business as p.w. minor. The sale closed August 8. The Daily News Online, Batavia, reported that Zeliff and Young are investing $3.6 million in the transaction and have requested $269,700 in property tax abatements from the county’s economic development center.
The company’s prior owners had planned to shut down the business by September 1, which would have resulted in about 60 employees being laid off. With this purchase, Zeliff and Young said they will focus on rebuilding the brand and on producing more of the company’s products in Batavia.
“Having purchased the assets of p.w. minor, Pete and I are determined to restore this great brand,” said Young. “We will begin our quest to rebuild this company by providing consistent availability of our products, listening to our customers and acting on their requests, and updating and adding style to our product line.”