By JIMMY LAWTON
GOUVERNEUR -- A Gouverneur embroidery company has expanded its services to include screen printing.
Dave Lacks, owner of CavalTee has been embroidering for the Gouverneur community and Fort Drum more than a decade.
I’ve been embroidering since 1990 and just started the screen print, and transfer services on July 4, of this year,” he said. “The reason I started with custom embroidery for the military was because, while stationed at Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) in Savannah, Ga., and Godman Army Airfield (GAAF) in Ft. Knox, it was very difficult to buy garments with “lesser known” unit crests. Items with the 82nd, or 101st Airborne Divisions was easy, but our units, 246TAMC, or the 8/229th Attack (Aviation) had nowhere to go for embroidered t-s, or sweats.”
Lacks said he was able to fill that gap and he named his business after his military experience.
“CavalTee is derived from Cavalry, which was my first assignment, with the Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment in (then West) Germany in the 1980’s,” he said,
Lacks says the majority of his business has been for soldiers, but he is hoping to broaden his customer base.
“While military has been our concentration, we certainly welcome all inquiries regarding embroidered, or printed garments for business, or personal use and have supplied various police, fire, and EMS organizations in different parts of the US.”
Lacks says CavalTee is largely operated online. He said orders can be placed by phone at 535-5084 or www.cavaltee.com.