Globalization has led the trend to offshore manufacturing of many of the products that were once made domestically. One exception is the Easton X10—the arrow used by athletes for the world’s highest level of archery competition.
In fact, a full line of hunting and target products, including the X10, come off the line every day at Easton’s facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. The made-in-USA X10 shaft was introduced for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and it has been used to win every Olympic title since making them the most-winning arrow in history. This unbroken record is a testament to Easton’s drive to produce the most advanced products in the world and remain cutting edge and competitive.
We are extremely proud to be the maker of X10 arrow shafts,” said Gary Cornum, director of marketing of Easton.“The technology, engineering, and science that’s required to produce an X10 trickles down and improves every arrow we make at our factories in Utah and Indiana.”
Founded in 1922, Easton has grown to employ over 300 workers in its U.S. manufacturing facilities. There they produce a complete range of archery products for both the competition and bowhunting markets and many of those employees are enthusiastic archers and bowhunters themselves. “Hands-on experience with the product gives our team an advantage,” Cornum continued, “understanding what archers need drives the innovation that’s essential to develop the most advanced new products for shooters around the world.”