The year 1889 was a time of steel, smoke, and locomotives. Starting with only 2 sewing machines and 5 employees, Hamilton Carhartt established Hamilton Carhartt & Company. At first, he failed. But after asking railroad workers what exactly they needed, he succeeded. Under the motto “Honest value for an honest dollar,” the Carhartt union-made bib overall was created, and with it an ideal garment for workers. In 1996, Mark Valade became the President of Carhartt. Mark heralded the company into the global era with the formation of European operations and Internet technologies. He launched Carhartt-owned retail stores, a full women’s line, and our extremely successful Flame-Resistant line of garments. Ever the visionary, he introduced new technologies such as Quick Duck®, Storm Defender®, Rain Defender®, Carhartt Force®, and others. With entrepreneurial vision and determination, Hamilton Carhartt and the next three generations of Carhartts have established a brand that has stood the test of time. Carhartt employs more than 2,100 U.S. associates in Detroit, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Over the past 15 years, more than 80 million Carhartt garments and accessories were made in the USA and this year alone, over 6 million pieces of Carhartt work wear and accessories will be produced here. Carhartt. Outworking them all since 1889.
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