Wiley X Inc. turns 30 this year. Myles Freeman Sr. launched the company in 1987, with a focus on developing shatterproof, impact-resistant eyewear for the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Wiley X manufactures premium sunglasses not only for U.S. troops on the battlefield, but also for world-class athletes, anglers, hunters and everyday outdoor enthusiasts around the world.
Freeman's sons, Dan and Myles Jr.--current company owners--were just kids three decades ago, helping their dad out in the warehouse as Wiley X began to grow. The company has continued to innovate and expand its focus, which now includes cut-resistant, protective gloves for military, law enforcement and other tactical users.
Another of Wiley X's innovations is its exclusive Climate Control technology that features a soft, removable Facial Cavity seal, which blocks out wind, debris and reflected light for enhanced vision and comfort. The company has also introduced its Worksight line, protecting workers in factories, construction, landscaping and other dangerous occupations.
"We have been blessed with success over these many years--a credit to our entire Wiley X team from top to bottom," said Myles Freeman Jr. "We have worked very hard to expand our presence, our product line and our brand across different markets...