Governor Wolf Announces Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing (Round-Up)

first_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf joined MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce that Majestic’s Easton plant would continue to manufacture apparel for Major League Baseball by Fanatics and Under Armor. Earlier on Tuesday, VF Corporation had announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics. In November 2016, Governor Wolf wrote to Commissioner Manfred to pitch the request that MLB keep manufacturing in Pennsylvania.“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.”Take a look at the coverage below: Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Governor Wolf Announces Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing (Round-Up) SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img WFMZ: Wolf praises continued use of Palmer Twp. Majestic plantGovernor Tom Wolf addressed 600 ecstatic Majestic employees after news the jersey-making company is being purchased by the licensed sports merchandise company Fanatics. “This is a great day for all of us in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf.Philly Voice: Wolf thankful MLB apparel manufacturing will stay in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Major League Baseball Rob Manfred and others on Tuesday to announce that the Easton plant long used by Majestic to manufacture MLB apparel will remain in use under a new deal with Under Armour and SAFE: Rubin’s Fanatics, Under Armour deal saves 600 baseball jobs at Pa. factoryFanatics, the pro- and college-team gear sales group owned by the Conshohocken-based online-retail mogul Michael Rubin, has agreed to purchase VF Corp.’s Licensed Sports Group and its Majestic factory in Palmer Township near Easton, and to keep the 600-worker plant busy making major-league baseball uniforms and fan gear under a deal with Under Armour Inc…Gov. Wolf and baseball commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. visited the Easton plant to congratulate Majestic workers on the deal.Lehigh Valley Live: WATCH: MLB uniforms to continue being made in Easton areaThe Easton area will continue to be the exclusive source of uniforms for Major League Baseball players and fans, under an acquisition of manufacturer Majestic announced Tuesday. Majestic in Palmer Township is being acquired by the sports licensing company Fanatics Inc. from VF Corp., according to the announcement that ends speculation about the long-term future of manufacturing the uniforms at the sprawling facility.Associated Press: Fanatics buying Majestic Athletic plant that makes MLB uniformsDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf calls the announcement “important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do.”Morning Call: Home run: Majestic’s sale to Fanatics will keep MLB uniform, fanwear production in PalmerLater in the day, the workers gathered again in the plant — this time to hear from, as Majestic President Mike Pardini put it, some “big-time folks” who helped broker the deal. Among them were MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Fanatics owner and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf. April 05, 2017   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Shafer focuses on Pittsburgh despite cloudy potential bowl situations

first_imgScott Shafer recognizes the logjam currently forming in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Eight teams have already qualified for bowls. At least one more will this week. And it’s possible for a total of 11 to qualify by regular season’s end.The ACC has just eight bowl reservations, although No. 2 Florida State will likely bump up to the Bowl Championship Subdivision National Championship game.“Obviously it’s important for all the programs that are looking to get in that position,” Shafer said on the ACC coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday, “but really for us the focus has got to be just getting the next win.”The Orange hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Panthers are in the same position. Here’s a quick look at the bowls the ACC has to fill:Date — Bowl — Matchup1/6/14 — BCS National Championship Game (Pasadena, Calif.) — BCS 1 vs. BCS 21/3/14 — Orange (Miami) — ACC No. 1 vs. At-large No. 112/31/13 — Chick-fil-A (Atlanta) — ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 512/28/13 — Russell Athletic (Orlando, Fla.) — ACC No. 3 vs. American No. 212/31/13 — Sun (El Paso, Texas) — ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 412/28/13 — Belk (Charlotte, N.C.) — ACC No. 5 vs. American No. 312/30/13 — Music City (Nashville, Tenn.) — ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 712/31/13 — Independence (Shreveport, La.) — ACC No. 7 vs. SEC No. 1012/27/13 — Military (Annapolis, Md.) — ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 5AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter that, everything gets foggy. ACC bowl-eligible teams will slide into the bottom-rung bowl games that other conferences can’t fill. They become at-large bids.The Pinstripe and Heart of Dallas bowls are two possibilities as the Big 12 will only have six bowl-eligible teams. The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla., is another possible opening as the sixth team in the American conference is supposed to fill that slot, and Southern Methodist will need to win two of three to claim it.So for Syracuse, it’s basically impossible to predict where it would land. Shafer said that can’t be the focus, and his players agreed on Tuesday night.All they can worry about is Pitt.“If we stay small with our targets, and our focus is on that, all the bigger things will take care of themselves,” Shafer said. “I always talk to the kids about controlling the controllables, and as a coach you have to do the same thing. And I really think focusing in on those smaller targets is the key to getting the opportunities that come down the road.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more