ISA TanTec, a German-owned tannery supplying top footwear brands globally, is setting up its first leather manufacturing facility in the U.S. The site will be located in Vicksburg, Mississippi and the project will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather. ISA TanTec currently has operations in Saigon, Vietnam and Heshan City, China. The new U.S. project is being launched in response to the growing demand from U.S. shoe manufacturers for high-quality leather that is made in the USA. Isa TanTec supplies leathers to brands such as Timberland, Wolverine, Deckers, Clarks, Merrell, Sperry, Rockport, The North Face, Keen, New Balance and others. The new site in the U.S. represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and is supposed to create around 370 jobs. The plant is expected to commence operations in January 2015.