Salas understood from the beginning, America can remain competitive in the Global Market by creating a higher quality product at a decent price. Salas was correct. Recently LASCO has suffered a major setback by Gerber Technology. According to LASCO, “The main problem we found a few weeks ago is that Gerber sold us a machine that was completely different then the machine we originally tested. To make matters worse, the DXF files the machine is “suppose” to read, requires a “Special Software System” that Gerber sells separately (just told us today). After talking with Gerber today, they are unwilling to take back the machine and now want to charge us $90k to upgrade the head to the machine it was “suppose” to be.“– 1/26/2012 via Facebook
To cover the cost of the upgrade that is necessary for LASCO’s production, LASCO will be launching a Kickstarter Campaign to have their new line of sneakers started for the following season. Once launched, a link will be posted on Envynde in full support of LASCO. Though donations are not mandatory, we urge our readers to help support Indie Designers like the Los Angeles Shoe Company.