Best Glove and the Glove Industry

According to Hoover's company database, Best Glove's 2007 sales totaled $36.7 million and the company's total workforce is 482. The Menlo, Ga. facility employs 81.

The Reference USA online business profiler, meanwhile, estimates Best Glove's 2007 sales at between $100 and $500 million, with a total of 300 employees at the Menlo, Ga. address.

Best Glove serves a market that is growing slowly but steadily. The value of the hand and foot protection market in the United States reached $1.51 billion in 2007, reported Specialists in Business Information (SBI) in its “Personal Protective Equipment in the U.S.” report. The SBI study was issued in February.

The hand and foot protection market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2 percent. This compares to a CAGR of 9.2 percent for the total personal protective equipment market, estimated SBI.

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