K1 Sportswear was established in 1987 in Cloquet, Minn., by Marty Ketola.

Ketola, with help from his family and his wife, Lauri, ran the company at the same time he worked full-time for the Cloquet Fire Department. He would work a 24-hour shift at the fire department, then work the next day on K1 business.

In 2016, Ketola sold the business to Tony Fisher.

Today, K1 is the largest hockey uniform manufacturer in the U.S., producing custom-made jerseys, socks, shorts and shells, as well as a variety of pre-made stock inventory . . .

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Tony Fisher