It all began at the end of the nineteenth century in Piqua, Ohio, an area later to be knows as the "Underwear Capital of the World." Medalist® was born as Piqua Underwear Company in 1898. Piqua Underwear was the first of it's kind; a factory where everything was carried out under one roof, from knitting the yarn to shipping the finished product.
Today, we still carry on the quality, integrity, and heritage instilled in us from our roots in Piqua, while applying the most advanced 21st century technologies available to enhance performance at every level.
The first arsenal of American-made warmth protection is made for the infantry of WWI.
Based on results from WWI, the U.S. Military chooses us to outfit the infantry for WWII.
Medalist finds a more advanced home and now resides in Reading, PA.
Atlas Underwear Company
Piqua is bought by Atlas Underwear Company; makers of the BVD brand.
MEDALIST Ind., a NASDAQ traded company acquires Atlas Underwear.
Performance Sports Apparel purchases Medalist, and gears up for big growth.
Medalist releases Silvermax™, the latest silver fiber technology. Find out more about Silvermax™ cutting-edge technology.
Medalist plans a strategic alliance with Mossy Oak® for the introduction into the hunting industry.
Medalist reaches new heights when Silvermax™ shirts are chosen to be worn by European astronauts.
Medalist forms a strategic partnership with Realtree® brand camo.
Medalist on Ice
Medalist provides the Reading Royals hockey team with Silvermax™ base layer.
Medalist in the Octagon
Medalist provides authentic training apparel for World Champion MMA fighter Jens Pulver, Tim Silvia and 40 others as Medalist becomes Adrenaline MMA's official sponsor.
NASA Chooses Medalist
Astronauts choose Sivermax™ to take to the final frontier.
Under to Outer
Medalist launches a full line of outerwear with the same great technologies that have been utilized successfully in base layer for years.
Medalist launches Tactical Shield™ and is instantly recognized as the product of choice for law enforcement and military.
Medalist is purchased by Exquisite Holdings and transformed into a cutting edge technical apparel company.
Here We Go Zeo
Medalist introduces silver antimicrobials to zeolites to form ZEOMAX™, the most advanced scent reduction technology in company history.
Learn more about our recent breakthrough technology.