Sportswear manufacturer in senator's weekly spotlight

Published on Monday, 3 April 2017 21:55
Written by CHRISTOPHER FORTIER

STAFF WRITER

WALLINGFORD - LogoSportswear of Wallingford has been recognized by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as the featured “Monday Manufacturer” on his website.

LogoSportswear manufactures customized apparel, such as T-shirts, sweatpants, aprons, team jerseys and accessories for small- and medium-sized businesses, schools, teams and leagues.

Founded in 1995, the company operated in Cheshire for 20 years before moving to a larger facility in Wallingford in 2015. LogoSportswear carries more than 5,000 customizable products, and serves a prestigious list of customers, including Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Dominos, Extreme Motor Sports, Google, Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Pepsi, T-Mobile, The Voice and Zoosk.

To date, more than 25 million custom designs have been created on its website.

With the help of 130 Connecticut workers, LogoSportswear has seen continuous growth in jobs and revenue each year, said Murphy. The company has been named a Marcum Tech Top 40 Company twice, and in 2009, was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.

The manufacturer recruits employees from Connecticut colleges including Central Connecticut State University and Southern Connecticut State University.

LogoSportswear partners with local food pantries, such as Boys & Girls Club and United Way, to host annual employee food and toy drives to support families in the local community. They are also proud to donate apparel and other products to registered nonprofit organizations, charities, and fundraisers on a weekly basis.

“LogoSportswear is proof that today’s manufacturing is about state-of-the-art technology and design,” said Murphy. “LogoSportswear is using cutting-edge printing techniques to serve some of the world’s biggest companies and they’ve created more than 100 Connecticut jobs in the process.”

The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating our state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s 4,600 manufacturers account for 10 percent of the state’s jobs and 87 percent of the state’s total exports. In order to protect and grow manufacturing jobs in Connecticut, Murphy has introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to strengthen existing standards and prioritize the purchase of American-made goods, the 21st Century Buy American Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.

Christopher Fortier can be reached at 860-801-5063 or cfortier@newbritainherald.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, on Monday, 3 April 2017 21:55. Updated: Monday, 3 April 2017 21:58.