Cutters Gloves has acquired majority ownership of Nokona, the original American-made ball glove company. Rob Storey, who grew up in the business and has been the President of Nokona for the past 18 years, will remain as VP Operations and will continue to oversee all glove production. Terms were not disclosed.

“We look forward to the opportunity to join these two great names in the sporting goods industry, capitalize on our core competencies, and make our presence even larger,” says Storey. Storey's father, Bobby Storey, who will stay on as an ambassador of the brand, says he is “excited about extending the Nokona heritage as we enter the brand's 85th year.”

Cutters Gloves said it is the market leader in high-performance sports gloves. Adopting the Nokona brand and product line is a natural fit.

“Our focus is always on providing athletes with the highest quality, highest performing product,” says Jeff Beraznik, President of Cutters Gloves. “Nokona fielders gloves handcrafted in Nocona, Texas epitomize this goal, and is reflected in Nokona's solid history in the industry. We are privileged to have this opportunity.”

In addition to bringing their management expertise to Nokona, Cutters plans to re-energize the brand and to make Nokona's American heritage and fine products even more relevant to today's consumer.

Founded in 1997, Cutters specializes in innovative, high-performance gloves for football, baseball, golf, and training.