THE SHORT STORY ABOUT US
Wild Side North, Inc. is a stocking dealer of screen printing equipment and supplies for textile screen printers. We stock the top brand names in the industry including Workhorse, Wilflex, WM Plasics, Ulano, Easiway, and many, many more. The WSN warehouse is located in Slippery Rock, PA which is about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh. Same day shipping of orders is standard procedure as is 1-2 day UPS delivery to 20 states.
THE LONGER STORY ABOUT US
Wild Side North, Inc. was founded in 1976 as a distributor of novelty heat transfers, or “Iron-Ons”, for the retail t-shirt market. WSN specialized in “Rock N Roll T-Shirt Art” and the catalog of designs included the top selling rock artists of the day. Remember KISS… The Marshall Tucker Band….. Jethro Tull? Well then, how about Gino Vannelli….Sweet….or Eric Carmen? We sold transfers of all of them. Fonzie, Farrah Fawcett, and Starsky & Hutch, too. WSN had a warehouse in downtown Slippery Rock, just across the street from the fire hall. We also had a mobile showroom; it was the 1976 Ford Rock-N-Roll T-Shirt Art Cruising Van. In 1985 Wild Side North built a new warehouse facility where operations take place today. In the early 1980’s WSN began wholesaling baseball caps. The first caps were mainly the “trucker” type with a seamless polyester front and a mesh back. Caps of all kinds were then marketed under our trademarked brand name “Capital Caps”.
In 1994, Eric Fowler, president of Wild Side North, co-founded a new company in the industry to manufacture screen printing equipment. That company was, and still is, Workhorse Products. In the year 2000 Workhorse Products was sold to Bergman Industries of Phoenix, Arizona which currently produces Workhorse Products and Odyssey equipment. Wild Side North then became a dealer for Workhorse and began selling the screen printing equipment and supplies that make up our product line today. 2016 marks the 40th year Wild Side North, Inc. has served the imprinted sportswear industry.