Mechanix Wear

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Mechanix Wear, Inc.
Industry Industrial Manufacturing
Founded 1991
Headquarters Valencia, California,
United States
Number of locations
Area served
United States
Key people
James Hale, President
Products Rubber/Plastic Footwear
Fabric Gloves
Number of employees
Subsidiaries Ethel Gloves
Slogan The Tool That Fits Like a Glove!
A pair of Mechanix Wear Original gloves

Mechanix Wear, Inc. is an American manufacturing company headquartered in Valencia, California, that produces high performance work gloves, specialized footwear, and related items for use in the automobile, construction, and emergency services, segments, among others.

Motorsports involvement


Mechanix Wear "Original" gloves were first used in NASCAR during the 1991 Daytona 500 by the Richard Childress Racing Number 3 GM Goodwrench team. The company later became a team product supplier, contingency sponsor, NASCAR officials' product supplier, NASCAR aftermarket licensee and year-end award sponsor.

Pit Crew of the Year Award

In 2002, Mechanix Wear began sponsoring the "Mechanix Wear Pit Crew of the Year" award. The NASCAR year-end award is determined by a vote of all NASCAR Nextel Cup crew chiefs. Past winners include:


Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Quarterly Winners

  • First Quarter - No. 29 RCR Shell-Pennzoil Team
  • Second Quarter - No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Dupont Team
  • Third Quarter - No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Office Depot Team
  • Fourth Quarter - No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's Team


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