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Making Baseball In The U.S.A.

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 6:17am

This one is for you baseball fans out there. Like many other manufacturing niches, work for making baseball gloves was sent overseas in order to reduce costs. In contrast to the normal outsourcing swing, and in spite of the economic downturn, Insignia Athletics, of Worcester, Mass., has recently started high-end baseball gloves using American leather. They're now producing about 100 gloves a day using a mixture of highly-skilled, cross-trained workers, and some really interesting technology.

If you’re in the market for a new glove for this year, you should check them out.

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