First Due exclusively offers Globe & Cairns Turnout gear to fire departments in Michigan. Globe is the oldest, largest, and most trusted manufacturer of turnout gear in the world. For over 130 years, Globe has been providing high quality, customized gear that combines innovative design and construction methods, the skills of Globe's experienced employees, the highest quality standards, and their state-of-the-art customized manufacturing equipment and processes. Globe operates two plants that build turnout gear (Pittsfield, New Hampshire and Ada, Oklahoma) and one that builds footwear (Auburn, Maine). These plants incorporate some of the latest cutting and sewing manufacturing technology available and employ 425 employees in more than 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space.