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Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC

Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC





Globe Manufacturing Company had its beginnings as a harness maker in 1887 moving to Pittsfield, New Hampshire in 1901. All of the business operations and manufacturing continue today from this same small New Hampshire town. In 2017, MSA Safety, Inc. acquired the business from the fourth generation of the founding Freese family. MSA is a global manufacturer of safety products and is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.

In the early 1900s, Globe’s founder determined that there were new opportunities making heavy-duty work clothing in a society undergoing fundamental change with people moving off the farm and the invention of the horseless carriage. He obtained a patent for a waterproof coat construction method that is still in use in the fire service today and started selling the world’s first “Firefighters Suit”.

Today, Globe is still the largest and most trusted manufacturer of structural fire suits in the world.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Globe employs approximately 320 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire with a manufacturing and distribution facility of 72,000 square feet, a second facility of 35,000 square feet in Ada, Oklahoma with 50 employees, and a footwear manufacturing company in Auburn, Maine employing 50.


Globe designs and manufactures personal protective equipment, including firefighter suits and footwear, and sells through a network of independent fire and equipment dealers worldwide. All Globe’s products and services are manufactured and delivered in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards.


Globe focuses on providing premium performance solutions to emergency responders including military, fire service, rescue, and emergency medical personnel. Globe customers are in 82 countries around the world.


Shane Livingstone
Plant Manager

Gabe Atallah

Jordan Davis

Robert Freese
Co-Chief Executive Officer

Roger Page

Nancy Spain
Administrative Assistant

Thomas Vetras

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