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-- -- -- -- I just -- welcome -- the diamond district every once sky rocketing cost.
Are definitely not making it easy for small business to compete with the big boys but that's not stopping one company.
-- -- incorporated it's small business that manufactures baseball equipment in New Jersey hi wondering why I had that bat right.
Heavy hitters like -- were Maris and Shane Victorino have been seeing using this company's products so how.
Is this company after -- -- incorporated able to play.
In the big relief well joining me today in the diamond district is the CEO and the president -- Brothers you know I don't look alike got married been down that story at -- -- again and -- Jillian got so much for joining me and I got guys analyst Ed does big shout out to look at that -- even put my name.
On this -- allegedly -- -- cool -- -- little -- -- yeah okay so seriously.
You know here and in the diamond district I'm always talking about.
Bringing jobs here to America keeping them here manufacturing jobs you know how and -- student is in being so successful.
You know we just thought from the beginning was you know we've been around since 1997.
And we'll do stuff overseas.
We we felt like the up to -- for us best for us with the brings a lot of manufacturing back home we were tired of seeing a lot of that.
Beer companies send stuff overseas to manufacture and we just thought you know what let's bring -- back home.
People around the world want American manufacturing and craftsmanship and we -- the same thing with the baseball glove.
It into a lot out of -- who would.
Right there you know emblazoned.
On the glove that made in USA and I love -- I mean he has made a difference to baseball players I know he'd argued.
You know college high school in minor -- major leagues.
That's -- difference for the do you think.
I think so I mean that people want -- by American this is our pastime and has no sense of not having a glove that's made in the United States.
Man or -- -- so we we decided that.
We go out there make baseball -- it wasn't easy it's certainly a crap that's long gone.
Manufacturing since the 1950s and baseball gloves has been long since sent overseas.
And about 99% of all -- made are made overseas and have made the united if you look at his Rebecca if it's 32 pieces individual piece -- -- -- -- glove and a three and a half hours of craftsman work so.
It's a pretty daunting task it's a very high skill tests through the find the right showing people the right -- for this you know the laces together and and mold disclosed.
Total that's a long tough process probably hardest thing -- -- -- in all the world with a -- is is make a baseball book.
If so how did you -- -- it's you know the players in any -- marriage he announces to use your -- to use your hats while my background space what went professional with the White Sox and cardinals so you know we know Manny and -- grown up and -- in New Jersey kidneys and your kid and yeah we had that synergy you know that relation right there and so we welcome Manny said he would like c'mon endorse some of -- them.
No I wouldn't say it's the smartest thing -- do for book company -- is not exactly best what I call.
But you know it that would that -- cities she's got such a big name he's by the third or fourth most recognizable guy in baseball.
-- we thought to be a good connection.
The guys you know they like.
When I have these companies come on the -- in and they say you know it's too expensive I can't compete it's cheaper to have been made in China.
How are you making it well you know -- -- competing.
Definitely it is a lot acts a lot more expensive in the United States we do about gloves and China also a Talley started.
But we think that if we can build and keep on building this stuff product line here United States and getting the word out that we are making products in the United States people keep on buying.
So it is more expensive but it's that you have to charge more to you have to -- that then off to the consumer and hopefully get the product good enough and they.
Love the fact that it's made in the US that they then they'll go -- -- -- Absolutely that's what we're hoping we charge a little bit -- sure it's it might be 10% more.
The profit margins aren't going to be as big but again we're doing it because a love of country and love of the game.
-- that I mean imagine that people get company willing to sacrifice a little little the product a little bit instead -- -- in their pocket.
But the fact that you know your principal having the love of the game and love of the country I do want to that's the point out this back here because it's it's very unique you're telling me -- -- handle part of it.
This is court taxing grip -- this is also made in the USA we in -- same factory in an awful we make our gloves -- bats.
But this right here is taxing grip which is -- -- And shells you know crushed up withstand this kind of what we call our patents slurry mixture.
So it's and really does give a little grit today at the I handle and really with batting goes on even -- little nicer if it's I think the place -- pine -- -- you -- also guys like -- really like -- that -- that -- -- a -- I love it act indeed not folks -- did your school's you know universities.
Here Little League teams.
Start buying equipment from this company -- and Lawrence Gilligan thank you very much but I do diamond district you guys and continued -- for what it.
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