NOCONA, Texas, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nokona, the iconic made-in-America brand, celebrates long-standing made-in-America jobs. The company has been manufacturing gloves in Nocona, Texas since 1934. Helen Ulbig joined the team in 1962, and is still going strong 55 years later.
Ulbig began working with the company as an office clerk and in customer service, and she remains the cheerful face greeting customers at the factory retail store. The voice of Nokona with a Texas lilt for 55 years, Ulbig takes pride in her work and enjoys interacting with customers. "People come from all over the country to visit the factory and to buy an American-made glove," said Ulbig. "They are so proud of their Nokonas. I love my job."
A celebration marking Ulbig's remarkable achievement, as well as the company's recognition of a total of 18 employees celebrating milestones ranging from 5-35 years working at the Nokona factory, will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 12:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall in Nocona, TX. The community event will be attended by company employees, family, and friends.
ABOUT NOKONA. Since 1934, Nokona has been producing ball gloves for America's pastime right here in the United States. Made with top-grain American hides provided by American ranchers, Nokona gloves are still produced in the very same small town in Texas by Americans who carefully cut, stamp, stitch, lace, and embroider each glove by hand. For more information, visit www.nokona.com, or call 1-800-821-0231.