Category Archives: Inside Sportex

2015 Lineman’s Rodeo & Lucky Canyon Cooler Winner

This past Saturday, Sportex attended the 32nd Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo 2015 in Kansas City. The annual event is held to promote safe work practices in the construction industry and attracts the best lineman from across the country to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks and skills.


Sportex attended the event to promote the importance of construction safety and exhibit the latest safety-related equipment and products. Holding down Booth #222, Danny Carter and Ryan Crum were on-site to answer questions and talk shop with all of the event attendees.

We’d also like to recognize George Gurule from Excel Energy in Colorado for winning a brand new 50-quart ice chest donated by Canyon Cooler! Congratulations, George!


Join us at ASSE 2013 in Las Vegas!



Come see the Sportex Team at booth #1850, June 24th-27th for all the newest safety apparel & client programs. We’ve worked hard this year, so let us show you all the creative ways we can assist our friends in business!  Here are some details on what its all about:

ASSE is a global association of occupational safety professionals representing more than 34,000 members worldwide.  The Executive Summit Panel, consisting of CEOs, presidents and vice presidents from a range of industries, provides a valuable view of safety from top leaders.  You can expect to learn from some of the best in the industry during the expo, and when your not busy, feel free to check some of the events scheduled to help keep you enticed: Executive Summit, Academic Forum, Golf Outing, Poster Session, technical Tours and Conference Luncheons.

We hope to see you there!

Facebook Event Page, ASSE 2013 Page

Sportex Cooperates with MCSO Investigation

At approximately 12:30pm on Friday, February 8th, 2013,

 our manufacturing facility in Tempe, Arizona was served a search warrant by the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO), where a 7-Month long investigation by the MCSO revealed that as many as 19 of our employees had used false identifications to apply for and obtain employment with our company. Local News reports of the search picked-up by the API initially mislabeled the MCSO’s search “at a company accused of hiring workers illegally”, which was later, corrected and described as “Identity Theft”.

Here at Sportex Apparel, we follow all of the laws in regards to our hiring, and every employee (hired after January 1st, 2008) has been E-Verified to maintain their employment with the company. Each employee suspected in the investigation, was an employee of the company, was on the company’s payroll, were included on all required tax statements and filing with the State and Federal agencies, and were E-Verified and or hired under the laws and guidelines in place at the time of their hiring. Arizona is one of only four states that have a mandatory E-Verification requirement for all employers.

Prior to exiting some four hours after the search began, and after interviewing each employee present at the time, the MCSO stated to the ownership and management of Sportex Apparel that they were fully cooperative with the MCSO during their search of the facility, and stated that at this time the investigation is of an “individual basis”, and the company records reviewed during the search were found to be in compliance with appropriate hiring guidelines, and that the company is not under any current investigation based on their hiring practices, stressing that this was an investigation involving cases of individual identity theft.

The ownership and management of Sportex Apparel will continue to provide whatever assistance the MCSO asks of them, but at this time have been advised that pending further investigation, their involvement in the matters regarding the employees targeted in their investigation for identity theft has ended.

On a personal note, we all are deeply saddened and humbled by the events, and vow to become a better company for it. We are so appreciative of the relationships with our Clients and Business Partners and apologize whole heartedly to anyone this news may impact. Sportex Apparel is an American company and we plan on keeping the Sportex Brand Made in the USA and proud for it. Normal operations will continue as scheduled, and we will work hard every day to earn your respect, and encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact us to discuss.


Larry, William, Becky, Debbie,
& All 125 + of us here at Sportex

Sportex @ NRC / REMSA 2013 in Miami Beach, FL!

LOEWS Hotel MiamiThe 2013 NRC / REMSA show is being held on January 9th through the 11th (times vary) and will be located at the beautiful LOEWS Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

There will be a ton of vendors and events. Some key members of the Sportex Team will be there, including Larry Deutsch, William Kaverman, Becky Hemauer, Debbie Fink & Tony Peterson.

Stop by booth #13 to get a glimpse of all the new things that we’ve been doing this year including great new ideas on customization, our new Sportex Touchscreen Kiosk, and great new Innovative products. Please give us a call to plan something out. We hope to see you there!

“The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC) is the only trade association organized specifically to serve the needs of railroad contractors, suppliers, and the entire railroad and rail transit construction industry. NRC’s primary objective is to advance the mutual interests of its members and the railroad and rail transit construction industry.”

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Sportex Team:
For Directions to the Miami Convention Center.

See Sportex @ MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas!

Las Vegas Convention CenterMINExpo 2012 is 850,000 square feet and 1800 exhibitors in 12 indoor halls and outdoor areas of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

We’ll be strutin’ our stuff @ BOOTH #21162, with our new Sportex Touchscreen Kiosk and Innovative products, we’re sure you wont want to miss us.

MINExpo® is where you will find the safest, most innovative and productive equipment, services and technologies in the world. MINExpo is also 20 education sessions and an Opening Session with industry leaders on Monday, September 24.

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Sportex Team:
For Directions to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

See Sportex @ AREMA 2012

Hilton ChicagoWe will be attending the American Railroad Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Associations 2012 Annual Conference this year in the beautiful downtown Chicago, IL on September 16th.

Stop by and see us at booth #206 and say hello. Larry, Becky, Debbie & Tony will be hanging out. If you’ve never seen us at an event before or on location at the home base, take a look right here for a snap shot:


Also come by and take a look at our newest hit, the Sportex Touchscreen Kiosk loaded with all kinds of media and products, giving you an inside look at how the best safety garments around are made.

It wouldn’t be a show if we didn’t see some friendly faces and get to know some new friends.

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