A Kromer Christmas Miracle

December 22, 2015

On August 10th of this year, the newest member of the extended Kromer family was brought into the world – Hunter George Reynolds. While the family is celebrating now, little Hunter has had to fight to get here. You see, Hunter was born 3 months premature and weighed in at just 1 lb, 10 oz on […]

The Family Behind Stormy Kromer

September 3, 2015

For those of you who don’t know, Stormy Kromer is part of a larger company called Jacquart Fabric Products (JFP). Founded in 1958 by Bob Jacquart, Sr., JFP employs about 120 folks in the Ironwood, Michigan area. Earlier this summer, Gina Jacquart Thorsen – the founder’s granddaughter – sat down in front of a camera […]

In the Community: The Way We Worked

March 20, 2015

Stormy Kromer is a proud sponsor of the upcoming exhibit, “The Way We Worked.” This traveling Smithsonian exhibit will be on display at the Downtown Art Place in Ironwood from April 4 through May 31, 2015. The exhibit explores the central role that work plays in our culture and traces the changes in workforce and […]

As Seen In: Midwest Living, March/April 2015

March 5, 2015

Check out the new March/April issue of Midwest Living for a great article on 19 classic midwestern companies, including Stormy Kromer! The issue is on newsstands now and includes a feature on one of our long-time employees, Dan Pavlovich. Thanks to Midwest Living for recognizing the great work happening in the Midwest.

Stormy Kromer selects Pale Morning Media for PR Support

March 4, 2015

Ironwood, Michigan (March 4, 2015) – Stormy Kromer, the iconic US manufacturer of boldly original headwear, apparel, and accessories, announced today the selection of Pale Morning Media as its national public relations partner. Founded in 1903 in Michigan’s still-rugged Upper Peninsula, Stormy Kromer is known worldwide for its unmistakable “cap” … a brimmed hat with distinctive earflaps added for […]

Meet Living Legend Finalist Chuck Brockman

November 29, 2013

Nominated by: Gary Strobel, friend & fellow board member In 1989, Chuck founded Save Our South Channel Lights to help restore and rebuild two range lights in Lake St. Clair, Michigan that were built in 1859. For some context, that was before Abraham Lincoln was President or the zipper was invented. These lights were keys […]

Handmade by Him: Dan Pavlovich, dreaming of plaid.

March 7, 2013

Up next in our series of employee features is Dan Pavlovich – a longtime employee who grew up with Bob Jacquart, and now plays a key role in product design and development. SK: What do you do at Stormy Kromer? DP: Wow, what haven’t I done? I started at the front desk with Bob’s mom […]

Living Legend Wrap-Up

January 31, 2013

Well, the month of January is over, and so officially is this year’s Living Legend program.  Once again, you were extremely generous with your support of the program through your January shopping, and we will be sending our donation check off to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital next week. The staff here at Stormy Kromer […]

Bob and Stormy Kromer’s Baseball Bat

November 9, 2012

A few months ago, Bob got an odd voicemail message.  The caller stated that he had a ‘ceremonial’ baseball bat that had belonged to George Kromer and was wondering if anyone here at the company had an interest in it. Indeed we did. As it turns out, the bat was a part of George’s estate […]

What’s a Kromerism?

August 15, 2012

If you follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest, you probably have seen us use the word “Kromerism.”  So just what is it? Simply put, a Kromerism is a comment George “Stormy” Kromer might make on the world of 2012.  A world far different than the one that caused him to invent the iconic cap.  […]

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