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BRG Sports

BRG Sports is a leading designer, developer and marketer of sports equipment and accessories that enhance athletic performance and protection. With Bell, Riddell, Giro, C-Preme and Blackburn, the company’s brand portfolio sets the standard for innovation and excellence in football as well as snow, action and power sports. The company has grown over the years through a selective acquisition of other technology-based sporting goods companies, bringing on Riddell in 2003; Bell and Giro in 2004.

For more than 80 years, sports enthusiasts at all levels have selected BRG products for their innovative designs and advanced materials. The company’s brands boast a number of “firsts,” including the first football helmet to achieve the highest protective 5-STAR rating by Virginia Tech University and auto racing helmets.


Bell Helmets, Riddell, Giro, Blackburn, and C-Preme.

Fun Facts

Over 4.3 million helmets produced each year – the first “Made in the USA” helmet rolled out in June 2014. Over 130,000 NFL replica helmets produced annually. Over 100,000 child carriers assembled annually. Over 70,000 car racks assembled annually.

The building is LEED designed — 797,321 sf building footprint.

The Rantoul facility is the Global Distribution, Transportation and Logistics base for BRG Sports.

BRG continually invests in research, design and development to improve the performance and protective advantage of its products – an investment that has yielded approximately 325 patents to date.