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The Promark company was founded in 1957 by Herb Brochstein, a professional drummer and drum shop owner. Promark has always been a family business and so continues with the 2011 purchase by D’Addario & Company from Herb’s son Maury. The offices and factory remain in Houston, Texas; manufacturing hickory, maple and Japanese Shira Kashi™ Oak (Promark was the first American drumstick company to successfully market sustainable Japanese Oak) drumsticks in its modern 90,000 square foot facility.
Promark uses only un-endangered wood in the manufacturing of its sticks and mallets. The harvesting of our hardwoods is carefully controlled, with replenishment of the forest as one of our top concerns. Prior to becoming drumsticks, the wood goes through a multitude of selection and pre-finishing processes at our own mill in the mid-south, followed by rigorous inspections throughout the manufacturing process.
The Houston manufacturing team works with the state-of-the-art machinery to produce the drumsticks, keyboard and timpani mallets that are designed tested and used by top performers, educators, students and enthusiasts throughout the world.
Promark has been the sticks of choice by such renowned artists as Neil Peart, the late Elvin Jones, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Mike Portnoy, 9-time DCI champion Concord Blue Devils, and many, many more.
Persona Medical, our parent company, has 50 years experience in the hearing assistance field. Understanding the many challenges that accompany hearing loss, in particular the very real and lasting damaging affects of loud sound, Personal Medical's president, Don Campbell, made it his mission to design an ear plug that anyone would be happy to wear... something they could take pride in while being proactive with their hearing care.
There are a plethora of reasons why people say they don't wear earplugs. Perhaps you've heard, or even said one of the following: ”Earplugs are not comfortable; Custom plugs cost too much; My ear gets sore over time; The music doesn't sound right; They stick way out of my ear; Too noticeable; I had some but they got dirty/grungy; I don't like throwing them away and having to buy new ones all the time; I feel goofy when other people look at me with them in; It's just not cool!” Well, EARasers are here to challenge all those reasons for not protecting your hearing!
Utilizing 25+ years of experience manufacturing custom ear plugs, blended with his background as a Percussionist, Guitarist and Engineer, he looked closely at the music industry and its lack of options in high fidelity ear plugs.