For over 50 years, George F. Johnson worked to build one of the largest and most successful manufacturing organizations in United States history, The Endicott-Johnson Shoe Corporation. Endicott-Johnson was a mammoth operation located in and around Binghamton, NY. At its height, Endicott-Johnson employed over 20,000 people across nearly two dozen plants. Johnson's company produced more than 52 million pairs of shoes a year, nearly 30% of the shoes made in America at the time. More importantly and for many E-J Shoes became a shining example of how a company and its workers could transform the way American industry operated.