Updated On: Mar 22 2011 05:32:43 AM CDT
Majestic Athletic is covering its bases with players and fans alike.
"Whether you're Roy Halladay or a Roy Halladay fan, generally, if you buy a jersey, it's actually gonna be made and produced by us here in this facility," said Michael Johnson, Majestic's vice president of marketing.
The company was founded in the Lehigh Valley in 1976. A few years ago, Majestic moved into this facility off Newlins Mill Road in Palmer Township, Northampton County.
"We produce all the on-field jerseys and all the on-field uniforms for Major League Baseball," said Johnson.
The company became the sole provider of authentic jerseys for all 30 MLB teams in 2005.
Its first big break came in the early 1980s when it started making batting practice jerseys.
"It's really the staple of what got Majestic to be part of MLB," said Johnson.
For Majestic, it's all in the details. The colors, the fabric, and the thread all make the jerseys more than just jerseys.
Employees have to move fast to make them.
"If you have a player traded, generally, the next day they've got to be outfitted both on-field, but as well, fans want to rush out and buy product," said Johnson.
Majestic also makes little league jerseys and uniforms and screen printed t-shirts at its location in Palmer Township.
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