We own and operate a manufacturing center in historic Gloversville, NY, a charming small city that is a gateway to the Adirondack Mountains. Orbit is proud to employee approximately 90 skilled and dedicated technicians and to be a part of Gloversville’s economic recovery.

Gloversville's Legacy

Gloversville was originally settled by Puritans in the 1790’s. As the population grew, leather tanning, and later glove production, became a prominent local industry due to the purity and abundance of water and the availability of hemlock bark as a source of tannin. After the Civil War, Gloversville enjoyed a sustained and stable golden age up until about 1950, during which most American leather and nearly all American gloves were manufactured here. Millions of pairs of gloves were regularly shipped by rail to all parts of the world.

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Orbit's Facilities

Spread over 150,000 square feet, our factory houses 7 warpers, 54 knitting machines, 7 dye tubs, 2 tenter frames, plus a multitude of re-rolling, inspection, folding bagging and packaging machines. Our recent additions include two brand-new, latest-technology ribbon cutting and rolling system imported from Israel.