On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach visited GK and were impressed with what they saw. Sen. Toomey and Rep. Gerlach were given the grand tour of GK's manufacturing facility and saw first hand all of the intricate steps involved in crafting the best gymnastics apparel in the industry.
The Lawmakers started where all GK apparel begins - in the design department. They then walked through each department getting a glimpse of the pattern making, cutting, embellishing, sewing, and inspection processes. Both admired the specific skill sets of GK employees necessary for crafting gymnastic apparel. Afterward, Toomey said, "Elite Sportswear shows that manufacturing is still thriving in this state and America. [GK] is an example of a company that used innovation to target their market."
GK is immensely proud of the fact that every one of its gymnastics leotards, for the beginner athlete or a gold medalist, is Made in the USA. Gerlach touched on this fact as well saying, "We need to put in place the right policies that will allow [GK] to compete effectively and stay in the United States."
To see coverage of the visit in the local news and press, check out the links below.
Thank you Sen. Toomey and Rep. Gerlach for coming to visit GK!
GK. Choice of Champions.