Licensed Sports Group and its Majestic factory will continue to provide baseball uniforms and fan gear after being acquired by Fanatics sales group owned by Conshohocken online-retail mogul Michael Rubin, writes Joseph N. DiStefano for Philly.com.
The acquisition by Fanatics and a newly achieved sub-contract ensures that all 600 workers at the plant will continue to have employment for the foreseeable future.
The business, which once employed hundreds of thousands across the state, had the remaining 600 workers worried about their livelihoods after VF put it up for sale a year ago. The tension increased when the company lost a major-league baseball uniforms contract to Under Armour in December.
Majestic officials and workers mobilized, urging Under Armour to subcontract work to the Palmer Township and pressuring baseball into keeping the work in Pennsylvania. The Mayor of Easton Sal Panto Jr. even sent out an appeal to President Trump to relocate some of his family’s clothing-manufacturing contracts from foreign companies to Majestic.
The requests paid off, as Under Armour announced last week that it will “continuing the longstanding tradition of major-league baseball’s on-field uniforms being built by the dedicated workers of Easton, Pennsylvania, home of Majestic’s facility.”
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