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Default Stearns Buys Hodgman

Stearns Buys Hodgman

St. Cloud, MN. - Stearns® Inc., leading manufacturer of watersports and outdoor products, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hodgman,® Inc. Founded in 1838, Hodgman® is the market leader in unique and innovative waders and wading accessories.

These products include the Guidelite®, Wadelite®, Lakestream®, Brighton®, and Caster™ series of breathable, neoprene, canvas and rubber waders, outerwear, wading boots, rubber knee boots, and accessories.

"For over 160 years, Hodgman® products have been a part of wonderful days on the water for anglers and hunters around the world, according to Paul Ebnet, President of Stearns. STEARNS is excited to continue Hodgman's tradition of offering innovative, high quality products."

In addition to Hodgman®, Stearns has added SOSPENDERS® Inflatable PFD company, and Innovative Products International (IPI) to its product lines during the past year. "We are looking forward to Hodgman products adding to our already increasing sales growth," commented Paul Ebnet.

Stearns Inc., is a K2 Inc. company, a premier, branded consumer products company with a portfolio of leading brands.

For more information, contact Mary Snyder, Stearns® Inc., at, visit our website at or phone 320-252-1642.
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