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Schutt Sports

Manufacturing · Assets Acquired Out of Bankruptcy · Acquired in December 2010

Manufactures protective football, baseball, and softball equipment for all levels and leagues, and provides aftermarket reconditioning services.

Schutt Sports, A Platinum Equity Company
Three out of four professional football players take the field wearing gear from Schutt Sports. In addition to manufacturing, Schutt Sports also maintains a significant equipment refurbishing business.

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  • Four main facilities located in Easton, PA, Litchfield, IL, and Salem, IL
  • Four sales agencies with reps who cover key regional territories and maintain local relationships
  • Established in 1918 as a maker of basketball goals and dry line markers
  • Introduced the first football faceguard in 1935
  • Manufactures football helmets and faceguards worn by many NFL players
  • Manufactures and supplies bases to Major and Minor League Baseball
  • Manufactures lightweight, breathable shoulder pads



Platinum Equity company Schutt Sports creating jobs, covered by WFMZ-TV.

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updated 05/13

“I'm grateful for the loyalty we've received through this process and am excited to emerge a stronger, healthier company poised for long-term growth and profitability.” Robert Erb, CEO, Schutt Sports