Owings Mills, MD – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) brought his “Made in Maryland” tour to embroidery and logo icon Lion Brothers Company, Inc. Friday. The latest stop on his jobs tour, Senator Cardin heard from leadership and employees how the federal government could be a better partner and remove obstacles to business growth. Lion Brothers is a woman-owned business that operates manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and China employing more than 400 individuals worldwide. It is the leading worldwide resource of brand and product identity for diversified markets that include Nike, Adidas, Puma and VF Imagewear, on field and replica apparel decoration for professional and collegiate team sports including the MLB, NBA, NFL, and the NHL. Lion Brothers is also a primary supplier of embroidered awards and insignia to organizations including Girl Scouts of the USA, Boy Scouts of America as well as the U.S. Government.
“We are making things again in the USA, and what is ‘Made in Maryland’ is the very best in the world,” said Senator Cardin. “A little more than 100 years ago, Baltimore was a manufacturing center for the apparel and uniform trades. Others may have faded, but Lion Brothers has grown since that time from humble roots in a carriage house in downtown to the industry heavy weight that it is today by investing in its people, maintaining high standards of quality, and a willingness to try new technology and innovative ideas. They are a model for other companies that want to see success in their bottom line, their people and their community.”
Throughout the summer, Senator Cardin has been touring manufacturers throughout the state. “From Volvo Truck Group to Paul Reed Guitars, Heavy Seas Brewery and many others, it has been tremendously helpful to for me to listen to the needs of local businesses and bring real ideas back to Washington,” Senator Cardin said. “’Made in Maryland’ is my way to highlight the diverse products being produced in our great state and companies who are reinvesting in their employees and our local communities.”