Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing
April 04, 2017
Easton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic’s Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.
“For more than a decade, if you watched a MLB game anywhere in the country, apparel made in Pennsylvania was proudly on display, and today’s announcement affirms that the proud tradition of making MLB apparel will continue in the Lehigh Valley,” Governor Wolf said. “The continued use of the Majestic facility is important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do. I want to thank everyone involved for working so hard to preserve this storied tradition in the Lehigh Valley that contributes to the treasure of our national pastime.”
Today in Easton, Governor Wolf also joined Fanatics Owner and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin, Majestic President Mike Pardini, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and workers from the facility.
In November 2016, Governor Wolf wrote Commissioner Manfred to request the opportunity to make the pitch on keeping MLB manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the two spoke by phone earlier this year. The governor today thanked the Commissioner, along with Fanatics, Majestic and Under Armour, for their continued commitment to Pennsylvania.