Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Globe has always been one of the great innovators in safety gear for firefighters. In recent years, the company has partnered with agencies like FEMA and the US Army to elevate the technology keeping our first responders safe.
“What we make, it doesn’t go in a machine and come out the other side,” says Gef Freese, great-grandson and senior vice president for operations at Globe. “It’s people who are doing it and they are really proud of what they do–they want the firefighters to come home alive.”
Globe isn’t just making an impact globally, their presence makes a huge difference locally as well. The company employs about 300 people in the Pittsfield area–around 10 percent of the town’s population.
To see how Globe Manufacturing continues to innovate firefighter safety, visit http:///www.thisbuiltamerica.com/new-hampshire.
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