Globe Manufacturing Company of Pittsfield, NH, the world’s largest manufacturer of technologically advanced firefighter turnout gear, has named Glen Group of North Conway, NH, as its agency of record.
In making the announcement, Globe’s Director of Business Development, Mark Mordecai, said, “We met with a number of well-recommended marketing agencies from inside and outside the state and went through a down-select process to choose the very best fit for Globe. This process yielded some excellent choices and we are delighted to have selected Glen Group.”
A full-service advertising agency, Glen Group has extensive experience in safety and public health. Glen Group’s owner, Nancy Clark, commented, “From the first time we met with Mark, we knew we’d be a good fit, in part because we have a firefighter and two EMTs on our staff who wear and love Globe products. It’s exciting to be able to work with a New Hampshire company that is on the cutting edge in its industry.”
Globe is a fourth-generation family owned and managed business with a storied history of innovation beginning with the invention of the firefighter suit in 1887. As the long-time industry leader, Globe has introduced to the fire service almost every major innovation in protective clothing including inherently fireresistant fibers (NOMEX®), retroreflective materials (SCOTCHLITE®), and expanded PTFE liquid barriers (CROSSTECH®). Globe was a charter member of the NFPA 1971 Standard committee, the first to make firefighter suits exclusively to this standard, and the first such manufacturer in North America to be ISO 9001 certified. And Globe prides itself on making gear that moves the way the human body moves to reduce restriction and maximize performance.
Globe is also committed to research and development partnerships in conjunction with university based science and driven by needs established by firefighters and government agencies including projects teaming with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Skidmore College, and North Carolina State University. Ongoing projects now include Leather CBRN Boots and a Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform (WASP) integrating physiological monitoring with indoor location and tracking.
Employing over 400 people, Globe is headquartered in Pittsfield, New Hampshire and has additional facilities in Lewiston, Maine, and Ada, Oklahoma and every product sold by Globe is Made in the USA. Globe is committed to giving back to the fire service community by supporting conferences, events, firefighter associations, and standards organizations throughout North America as well as providing support to charities, non-profits, and volunteer programs in the states and local communities where the owners and their employees work and live.