Now for the good news! Michael Lerner, son of the founder of the company that became King Louie International, has reached an “agreement in principle” to buy the sewing plant in Baxter Springs, KS. The company will be renamed King Louie American, and will continue to produce the King Louie label using union labor in USA.
Although the company’s market focus has been the promotional products industry, King Louie products have been available to individual consumers thanks to sites like AllAmericanClothing.com and BuyGolfShirts.com. So celebrate the saving of a great label and 163 American jobs by ordering a King Louie polo shirt this weekend.
Sources: The Joplin Globe (Baxter Springs, KS) , King Louie Saved By Son of Co-Founder