Harry A. Weaver founded the Fryburg Shoe Shop, focusing primarily on shoe repair and operating the small business out of a 20-by-40-foot garage.
Harry changed the fledgling company’s name to Weaver Leather Goods after making a shift toward manufacturing leather goods.
Paul H. Weaver was appointed president of Weaver Leather Goods.
The first catalog was printed – a black and white 10 page catalog featuring horse halters, cattle and pet supplies and various hardware pieces.
Acquired ProTack and began manufacturing nylon products under the ProTack name. Nylon has been a great addition to the company.
Weaver Leather introduced our first exclusive items – The Miracle Collar® and Lil’ Dude® Stirrups.
Introduced Smart Cinch® with Roll Snug® Buckle.
Introduced the patented AirFlex® Cinch with exclusive airflow channel design.
Acquired eZall® Technologies, the leader in bio-based grooming supplies for horses, livestock, dogs and cats.
Acquired Silvertip®, the original makers of our popular line of rope halters that are hand-tied with pride in the USA.
Introduced a line of performance saddle pads under the Synergy® name featuring premium materials, expert craftsmanship and the latest technology.
Acquired Troxel, the world’s leading provider of ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets with a focus on safety and innovative design.
Paul Weaver passed leadership of the company on to the next generation and Jason Weaver was named CEO and president of Weaver Leather. Paul continued to serve as chairman of the board.
From our humble beginnings to becoming an industry leader, we never lose sight of exceeding customer expectations.
Acquired CoolAid® , a line of cooling products for equine and pet, powered by Coolcore® technology.
Paul Weaver retires with 40 years of service to the company and leaving a legacy that will forever influence Weaver Leather and thousands of people’s lives that he came into contact with along the way. Weaver Leather has had 1,750 employees at the company from 1973-2020.
Weaver Leather LLC, trusted manufacturer and supplier of quality crafted equine products is celebrating its 50th year in business. From well-made tack to cutting-edge products exclusively available from Weaver Leather, the company is trusted by riders from a wide range of disciplines.
“We’re blessed to reach such a significant milestone in our company’s history,” shares Jason Weaver, Weaver Leather’s president and CEO. “Weaver Leather was built on the idea that providing quality products, serving with excellence, and treating others as we would like to be treated is not only the right thing to do, but a good business practice as well.”
THANKING CUSTOMERS FOR 50 GREAT YEARS
Customers have been at the heart of Weaver Leather’s business since its founding in 1973. “As we look back on 50 years of company history, gratitude to all our loyal customers is top of mind,” says Leah Keim, Weaver Leather’s marketing manager. “We’re excited to invite customers to celebrate with us with a variety of promotions and activities planned throughout 2023.”
To stay up-to-date on Weaver Leather’s latest 50th anniversary-themed promotions, giveaways, merchandise and much more, be sure to regularly visit weaverequine.com and connect on social media.
HONORING THE PAST, LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Originally founded by Harry A. Weaver as the Fryburg Shoe Shop, the business was placed on a strong foundation of excellent craftsmanship, product quality, and customer service right from the start. A focus on exceeding customer expectations and consistently evolving and innovating has transformed the one-man shoe shop into a world-class manufacturer serving a diverse customer base. In addition to the equine industry, the company also serves the livestock, leather supply, pet, arborist, tool gear, and custom manufacturing markets.
Today, Weaver Leather’s 330,000 square foot facility is just down the road from the company’s original 20-by-40-foot workshop, serving as a constant reminder to its 380 employees of the importance of hard work, always putting your customers first, and constantly innovating.
In talking about the company’s future, Weaver remarks, “As proud as we are of our past, we’re even more excited for our future. By staying true to our founding principles while constantly innovating, we are poised to grow our influence in the markets we serve while continuing to impact our customers, employees and community in a positive way.”
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