Local company works overnight to make World Series t-shirts


ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) – Thousands of t-shirts marking the Chicago Cubs historic World Series victory are being made right here in Northeast Wisconsin.

Employees at Promotional Designs Inc arrived at work at about 8 p.m. Wednesday to await the outcome of Game 7 between the Cubs and Cleveland Indians.

After a rain delay and an extra inning, the Cubs pulled out an 8-7 victory and the printing machines started pumping out the t-shirts.

PDI’s Vice President Leo Liegeois says employees have to wait until the final pitch and the outcome is decided before they can start making the shirts.

“Everybody’s been here through the night. And now the presses are running and pumping out about 800 shirts per hour, per machine that we have. So about 1,600 shirts per hour,” Liegeois says.

By the end of the day, PDI will have printed about 40,000 shirts.

The shirts made by PDI will be sold at retailers in Southern Wisconsin.