Built in the Blue Ridge: Sayre Enterprises

Built in the Blue Ridge
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Rockbridge Co. (WSLS 10) - Necessity is the mother of invention.  That saying kept Sayre Enterprises growing over the past three decades.

The company got its start with one product that made military uniforms more comfortable.

Sayre has now sold more than seven million of those.

From one product, the company now has five different product lines including tactical gear, outdoor wear, outdoor gear and reflective wear.

To continue to grow, product developers look for ways to make people's life more convenient, comfortable and safer.

"If you see something, especially if you see people using tape for something, you have to figure there's a better way to do it," said company founder Scott Sayre.

Coming up tonight on WSLS 10 at 6, we'll show you a fun business the company runs that lets the community get a little exercise.