GTM Sportswear Unveils New, State-of-the-Art UltraFuse Sublimation Center in the Midwest
GTM Sportswear Unveils New, State-of-the-Art UltraFuse Sublimation Center in the Midwest. This and other initiatives to drive substantial job growth in the state of Kansas.
GTM’s new UltraFuse uniforms are created with an advanced dye sublimation technology in which team graphics, names and logos are heat-infused directly into fabric. The sublimation process allows for greater range of design and color possibilities and results in a light-weight, breathable uniform made for lasting performance.
UltraFuse uniforms are part of the GTM SelectTM line of custom sports apparel currently available for volleyball, track, basketball and football teams at the youth, school and club levels nationwide. UltraFuse cheerleading uniforms will soon be available in 2013.
“While competitors are building this technology overseas, GTM is doing it right here in the Midwest and creating substantial job growth,” said Dave Dreiling, owner and CEO of GTM Sportswear. “Adding this facility in Kansas also creates an enormous competitive advantage. Instead of each sublimation order taking weeks and months, like our competitors’
The new UltraFuse Sublimation Center and the relocation of the GTM Select cheerleading uniform cut-and-sew facility from Texas to Kansas, will lead to significant job growth within the state of Kansas, Manhattan and surrounding communities. Utilizing an incentive package from the Kansas Department of Commerce valued at over $2 million, GTM looks to create nearly 650 new jobs between 2013 and 2017.
“It is terrific to see GTM rocket from a small start-up to a leading Kansas company,” said Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas. “It took the hard work of Dave Dreiling and his employees over many years to reach this point. Kansas has created the business environment that can support their efforts and ingenuity today as they plan for a bright future that will greatly contribute to our state’s economic growth.”
“GTM is a homegrown Kansas success story,” said Pat George, Kansas Commerce Secretary. “The company has blossomed over the years, greatly contributing to the business sector in our state. I’m excited for GTM and excited for Kansas. It’s a great thing for the economy when our companies invest here and create jobs.”
Customers looking to learn more about UltraFuse sublimated uniforms, or to make a purchase, can contact a GTM Sales Representative at 800-336-4486 or go online to www.gtmultrafuse.com. A sophisticated, online custom design tool will also be available in February of 2013, where customers can create and share sublimated designs and place orders for quick delivery.
About GTM Sportswear: GTM Sportswear, headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas, is a national provider of custom-embellished uniforms, warm-ups and practice apparel for college, school, and club sports teams. Founded in 1989, the company employs more than 850 people, including a nationwide sales team and an inside support team. For more information, visit www.gtmsportswear.com.