Legislator applauds Major League Baseball and Fanatics for taking action
VF Corp., owner of Majestic Athletic, today released details of the sale of its Licensed Sports Group, including Majestic, to Fanatics Inc. State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement that nearly 600 jobs at the Majestic facility in Palmer Township have been saved thanks to actions taken by Major League Baseball and Fanatics:
“When caller ID on my telephone read ‘Major League Baseball’ on more than one occasion late Monday, I logically assumed it was a wrong number. Thankfully, and very graciously, league officials were persistent in reaching out to me with news that the threat of job losses at Majestic’s Palmer Township plant was over.
“Anyone who has ever owned a jersey from their favorite baseball team need only look at the shirt tails to see the Majestic logo. The initial news in December that Under Armour had struck a deal to manufacture all on-field apparel, including jerseys and game-day and training outerwear, for our national pastime was devastating for our area.
“While I’m already a fan of major league baseball, I now have an even greater appreciation for the game and those who run it. League officials were very cognizant of the potential impact the loss of these jobs would have had on our community. MLB and Fanatics worked together tirelessly to guarantee the plant and those who work there would not be negatively affected. I’m glad the hardworking people who are employed in the Palmer Township facility now have peace of mind.”
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s Nazareth district office at (610) 746-5090 or his Mt. Bethel office at (570) 897-0401.
Representative Joe Emrick
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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