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Cap America celebrates 20th year in business

Cap America proudly celebrated their 20th year in business by hosting a barbecue for all their employees Friday, October 28, at noon. Phil and Mary Page and Bruce Watson prepared the hamburgers and hot dogs, while drawing names and inviting the lucky employees drawn to come outside and collected their $50 or $20 winnings. Winners included: Twila Whitener, Christina Fisher, Teresa Hafley, Linda White, Jean Shoemaker, Claude Feathers, Brady Tinnin, Tracy Russom, Tina Francis, Frankie Rehkop, Shirley Stacy, Bob Tesreau, Christine Matthews, Gina Brewington, Chrystal Chaffin, Debbie Allen and Liz Tesreau.

The previous week all employees were given long-sleeved shirts with the Cap America logo embroidered on them and asked to wear them for the party Friday. In other Cap America news, children from Tiny Tots, Children’s Haven and Kid’s Corner visited the factory on Halloween to Trick or Treat. Many employees brought candy and enjoyed seeing the children parade through the factory with their costumes. Thanks to the daycares for bringing their children, and to all the employees who made the day fun for the children. Kim Underwood won the pumpkin-decorating contest with a unique candy covered design that was enjoyed by all. Some employees dressed in costume, with the winning costume being Human Resources Manager Donna Warner as &#8220The Cat in The Hat.”

A Pizza Party was also recently enjoyed by members of the Embroidery Department for reaching a goal they set for themselves of 50 million stitches in a 24-hour period. The first day and night shift to reach this goal was treated to the party. Lisa St. Clair’s day shift and Dorothy Stumbaugh’s night shift were the winners.

Cap America has changed a lot during the past 20 years in Fredericktown. From humble beginnings with less than 20 employees, Cap America now employs over 150 people. During recent years, imported styles have taken the place of many domestic headwear orders, but Cap America has continued to stay current by opening an office in Huntington Beach, California, and most recently an office in China. This company continues to be a force in the headwear industry with award-winning customer service, embroidery and screen-printing, whether it’s on a domestically sewn cap or an import style from overseas. Caps from the factory in Fredericktown find their way to all 50 states in the form of promotional products, outdoor stores such as Cabela’s, and the golf industry. Cap A is also one of very few factories left in the United States to produce custom-made knit items.

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