Since 1982, Fox Outdoor Products™ has been a direct importer and distributor of Tactical, Enforcement, Military and Outdoor Gear. Located in suburban Chicago, the company traces its roots back to World War II when founder Harry Fox realized the niche market for selling military surplus goods to retail locations across the country. In response to dwindling surplus goods after the war, Mr. Fox became one of the individuals to tap the overseas market and establish direct import relationships with businesses in Asia, Europe, India, and elsewhere. These suppliers produced a wide range of basic camping, sporting and other outdoor gear. In 1970, Mr. Fox sold the original business and went into retirement.