About King Louie

Since 1937, the name "King Louie" has been a symbol of quality, value and first class service. King Louie America proudly continues in this tradition!

For 2018, we have continued to add to our extensive collection of shirts for men and ladies along with a new fleece and soft shell outerwear styles. Hopefully our mix of fashion, performance and work styles gives you a nice selection to outfit any of your customer's needs.

King Louie America will also continue to provide you with finest in custom-made apparel. "Made in the USA" makes it much easier and faster to create a custom made, one-of-a-kind style for you and your customer. Also, our first-class Union embroidery program gives you the added feature of drop shipping decorated merchandise directly to your customer.

We look forward to hearing from you and truly appreciate all the support!

King Louie Plant

My father Morris and my uncle Victor came to Kansas City, Missouri from Poland to pursue the America Dream. In 1937 they founded the Lerner Cap Company. Business was so good, that by 1944 Victor opened another factory in Baxter Springs, Kansas. In 1946, Morris returned from military service in the Pacific and moved us to Baxter to run the factory and called it Lerner Brothers Manufacturing Company. Victor returned to Kansas City to continue operations there. Lerner Brothers became King Louie International, Inc. By 1974, Morris had retired and Victor had passed away. The remaining family members sold to outside investors in 1982 and by 1994 King Louie was operating 5 manufacturing facilities employing 900 people.

In March 2006, however, King Louie International became a casualty of cheap foreign labor and announced it was closing its doors. On June 1, 2006 I bought the domestic division because I believed King Louie’s reputation for quality products and services still justified the investment in a UNION MADE IN THE USA apparel manufacturing company. Our customers have proven me right.

King Louie America looks forward to another year as your number one provider of UNION MADE IN THE USA promotional apparel products.

Yours truly,
Mike Lerner

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