New Era Cap, otherwise known as the company that has provided the official on-field caps for all ​MLB team​s since 1993, has announced that they will be shutting down their factory in upstate New York.


The factory is set to close in March as a part of the company's efforts in changing their business model, according to Tim O'Shei and Keith McShea of The Buffalo News.

​​The factory is located just south of Buffalo in Derby, NY and the closing will affect the jobs of 219 workers. 


Not only does New Era have a contract with the MLB, but they also have deals with the NFL and NBA. If you are a sports fan, you most likely own multiple New Era caps, regardless of the affiliation.

In a written statement from New Era, the company stated that going forward, they will make the on-field MLB caps in their current facility in Florida.