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September 6, 2017


 

History Of Globe Manufacturing, LLC

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Come and Join Us for a presentation by Doug Towle, VP of Marketing at Globe. Doug’s presentation will be on the history of Globe, its growth and  recent acquisition by MSA.  The program is on Wednesday, September 13, at 7PM at the Society Headquarters, 13 Elm Street, Pittsfield.

 

Globe is the largest and most trusted firefighter suit manufacturer in the world. This distinction has been earned since 1887 by providing legendary quality, customized gear that combines innovative design and construction methods, the skills of its experienced employees, the highest quality standards, and state-of-the-art customized manufacturing equipment and processes.

 

Globe’s  customers are large and small, urban and rural, and career and volunteer fire departments in 82 countries around the world. Globe has introduced many of the materials, designs, and construction methods we now take for granted in firefighter suits. Globe was the first to use DuPont NOMEX® inherently flame resistant materials, 3M SCOTCHLITE® reflective materials, and expanded PTFE technology including GORE-TEX® and CROSSTECH® moisture barriers. Globe participated in the creation of NFPA 1971, and was the first to make fire suits exclusively to this industry standard and the first fire suit manufacturer in North America to be ISO 9001.

 

Globe Mfg., established by F. H. Freese, began to produce Fireman’s service suits in a small room located over a harness shop with five employees. This has evolved into  the present day firm with over 450 employees.

 

The program will conclude with a question-answer period and stories from the audience on their experiences at Globe.  

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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