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Axe Head Threads, from hobby to thriving New Pal business

What started off as a hobby in a garage has become not only a labor of love, but a business venture for two New Palestine area firefighters.



Andy Drake and James Wolsiffer are not only firefighters and brothers-in-law, they are also co-owner of Axe Head Threads, 50 West Main St., New Palestine, where they are a provider of custom embroidered and screen printed shirts, hats, hoodies and more.


Drake told Giant FM a night of conversation turned into a business venture.



And have come a long way from working out of Wolsiffer's garage a few years ago, according to Drake.



While the business specializes in fire department, police department, EMS, and military themed items, fans of the New Palestine Dragons can also find plenty of gear on the shelves. 



Drake said the bulk of business comes from online orders and Facebook, and they have shipped items to all 50 states, as well as customers in Canada, Ireland and Switzerland. 



Drake said the opportunity to have a store front in New Palestine has been special.



And, despite the business success, Drake tells Giant FM, he and Wolsiffer are shocked every day when new orders roll in.



Axe Head Threads is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The business can be found on Facebook, Instagram and at www.axeheadthreads.com