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As the countdown continues to the 2022 NFL Draft, a Fayette County business is preparing to step into the spotlight. When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shakes hands with first-round picks on Thursday night, the jerseys he hands out will be from a Masontown company. The Stahls Decorating Center in Masontown has worked with the NFL Draft for 10 years. The company is behind the scenes, scrambling to complete custom jerseys as each pick comes in. “They actually tell us we have two minutes, but we’re trying to do it in 60 seconds to account for any potential errors,” said Josh Ellsworth, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Stahls’. Stahls’ has worked with most major professional sports teams to customize jerseys for over two decades. The company offers hand-sewn jerseys and custom jerseys where the nameplates are placed using heat transfer technology. According to Ellsworth, this technology allows the company to make the jerseys so quickly on draft night. “We’re 350 degrees for 10 seconds,” Ellsworth said. The jersey is then put on before he goes on stage. teams. “So you do the math and we double it because we like to have a backup,” Ellsworth said. “You have 1,344 names that are being processed and waiting to be chosen to be placed on the shirt.” New this year, the company plans to open a store in Las Vegas for the draft where fans can order custom apparel.

As the countdown continues to the 2022 NFL Draft, a Fayette County business is preparing to step into the spotlight.

When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shakes hands with first-round picks on Thursday night, the jerseys he hands out will be from a Masontown company. The Stahls Decorating Center in Masontown has worked with the NFL Draft for 10 years. The company is behind the scenes, scrambling to complete custom jerseys as each pick comes in.

“They actually tell us we have two minutes, but we’re trying to do it in 60 seconds to account for any potential errors,” said Josh Ellsworth, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Stahls.

Stahls’ has worked with most major professional sports teams to customize jerseys for over two decades. The company offers hand-sewn jerseys and custom jerseys where the nameplates are placed using heat transfer technology.

According to Ellsworth, this technology allows the company to make the jerseys so quickly on draft night.

“We’re 350 degrees for 10 seconds,” Ellsworth said.

The jersey is then put on before he goes on stage.

Ellsworth said preparation for the draft begins months in advance with a team of people pre-printing the nameplates of the 21 players who will enter the draft, matching them to the 32 teams.

“So you do the math and we double it because we like to have a backup,” Ellsworth said. “You have 1,344 names that are being processed and waiting to be chosen to be placed on the shirt.”

New this year, the company plans to open a store in Las Vegas for the draft where fans can order custom apparel.