By BARBARA GREEN
Since a 2006 fire destroyed the factory of Nokona, the manufacturer of American-made ballglove has been something of a company without a home.
While they continued to produce gloves in a make-shift building in downtown Nocona owners continued searching to find a more suitable location. It was not until this past summer Robby Storey, vice president of Nokona, made a deal with Craig Carter who was renovating the historic former Nocona Boot Company located on U.S. H
A long-term lease was negotiated and as 2018 opened, the production staff was cutting and sewing gloves in a modern, industrial facility complete with a nod to the past. It will be the company’s 84th year.
For Nokona, it could be called a homecoming to the old boot factory. After the 2006 fire they moved into the facility for a brief two-year period.
Read about the 84 year history of this company and learn about its new modern manufacturing plant in the mid-week News.