History of Innovation

Globe invented turnout gear over 130 years ago. Today we still deliver the most advanced, best-fitting, and longest-lasting protection by listening to our customers, creating breakthrough designs, and applying the engineering skills of the nation's most trusted manufacturer.

Globe Timeline



1875

1887

Globe Manufacturing Company is founded
1900

1918

Globe patents turnout gear
1950

1953

Globe is the first to use 3M SCOTCHLITE™

1966

Globe introduces DuPont NOMEX®

1975

1975

First NFPA 1971 Standard for Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting

1985

PBI® & Gore-Tex®

1991

GX-7™

1993

The 4th generation takes over

1994

ISO 9001 Certification

1995

Cairns Protective Clothing

Globe acquires Cairns Protective Clothing.



2000

2000

Globe LifeLine

2003

G-XTREME®

2005

REAXTION®

2006

Athletic Footwear for Firefighters

2007

IH Pants

2008

G-XCEL®

2009

CLASSIX®

2012

G-XTREME®

2013

Athletic Gear for Firefighters

2014

CLASSIX® METRO and CLASSIX® SE
2015

2015

The evolution of “Athletic Gear for Firefighters.”
2017

2017

ATHLETIX

2017

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