Name: KR3 Bats
Products: Baseball bats
Manufactured in: Hespeler, Ontario
Where to buy: Authorized dealers across the world
Canadian owned: Yes
There’s a long, convoluted ownership story here, but KR3 traces its heritage back to around 1905. Their factory used to make bats under the Cooper name and had a significant share of the MLB market before stopping production in the 90’s. In 1999, the former manager of the plant started making KR3 bats at the factory, and they’re now churning out 27,000 bats per year.