USA - In August 2008 Akadema Inc did what very few American companies do these days. They brought home manufacturing and created jobs for American craftsman. Since the 1950's American made glove manufacturing has shrunk from 5,000 jobs to less than 50 in 2007. A new baseball glove company has not been built in the USA by an established brand in nearly two decades. The reasons for the demise are all too familar, cost of wages, taxation and regulations. These obstables increase the products cost over three times and makes it very difficult to compete against foreign manufacturers.
Many people wonder why Akadema would set out on such and endeavor. But to Akadema ownership the answers are simple: love of country and love of the game. Akadema's goal is to be the largest US manufacturer, create jobs here at home for American workers and to make the highest quality products. Akadema is willing to sacrafice the bottom line.
To learn more about Akadema, the new Patriot series gloves and great deals visit www.akademapro.com fill out the sponsorship form to get more info on team packages which can include: fielding gloves, wood, aluminum, composite bats, batting gloves, full apparel line, spikes, cleats and turf shoes, baseball, etc.
Akadema comes highly endorsed by more than 35 MLB players and US Olympic softball players. Manny Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Tim Redding, Jose Guillen, Brandon McCarthy, David Murphy, Vin Mazzaro, Ross Ohlendorf, Cameron Maybin, Crystl Bustos, Monica Abbott and many others. Senior Advisors and Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Carl Yastremzski. DI powerhouses San Diego State U, BYU, Ohio U, Winthrop U, Florida International