No Bengals or Browns in this year’s Super Bowl. But when Kansas City and Philadelphia meet this Sunday, the footballs used by both teams will have been proudly made in Ohio.
OMA member Wilson Sporting Goods and the employees at the company’s Hardin County facility have been manufacturing NFL footballs since 1955 — the year in which the Browns won their third NFL championship of the 1950s.
Over the decades, more than 700,000 footballs a year have been handmade in Ada, population 5,256. Watch this video for a glimpse inside Wilson’s facility; then check out the company’s recent Super Bowl commercial.
And don’t forget: OMA member Riddell, with operations in Lorain County, is a top supplier of NFL helmets. 2/9/2023