Happy New Year!

Help us chime in the New Year and celebrate the 50 year anniversary of T.R. McTaggart!

We’re excited to reach this milestone, and we couldn’t have done it without our loyal customers! Our 50 year anniversary means a lot to us. We can’t say “thank you” enough. You’re the reason we’ve been going strong for so many years. Here’s to serving you for 50 more!

After our 50 year anniversary, T.R. McTaggart looks to 2018

Thank you to all of our customers who, over the years, have helped us grow into the company we are today! We couldn’t have made it to our 50 year anniversary without you!

A family affair

T.R. McTaggart was started by Lyle and Helen McTaggart. Lyle McTaggart wanted to run his own business and provide for his family. Lyle was Terry’s dad and Emily and Abby’s grandfather – names our loyal customers may be familiar with.

The evolution of T.R. McTaggart

The company started as a small operation out of the trunk of Lyle McTaggart’s car. Orders were pulled and packed in Lyle’s garage. Lyle drove around the area and hand-delivered products to customers.

As time went on, the business grew and Lyle bought a building and hired sales people to better service customers.

When Lyle and his wife Helen were ready to retire, they sold their business to their son, Terry McTaggart. Terry was part of Forward Corporation, so they merged T.R. McTaggart Wholesale and Forward Corporation.

After the merger, T. R. McTaggart added screening and embroidery to the business plan and continued to grow into the company it is today.

It’s a generational thing

T.R. McTaggart is currently in the fifth generation of McTaggart ownership of the company.

We’ve changed with our customers

One of the biggest changes over the years has been our Custom Online Stores for our customers’ employees to conveniently shop through. Our customers sought convenience for their employees to order work apparel and products featuring their company branding. Our online stores allow our customers to offer select products to employees with little effort on our clients’ end – and they are delighted by the convenience!

New Opportunities

We didn’t get to our 50 year anniversary without embracing new opportunities. In 2005, we added Kristin and Company soy candles to our line and we continue to look for business opportunities to serve our loyal customers.

T.R. McTaggart started out as strictly a Michigan company. In the 90s, we began to grow nationally, starting with Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Next was the East Coast and now we are continuing to expand West.

Still going strong after half a century

The combination of smart management and staying on top of trends has been key for our success. We offer great designs, awesome garments, and the best customer service around. We care about our customers and try to help them be successful in what they do; this, in turn, makes us strong.

Low turnover rate means first-rate quality for customers

T.R. McTaggart is a great company to work for. We have numerous long-term employees, including many with over 20-25 years of service!

Our customers come first

Our customers know we are always there to help. Our employees take great pride in their work and understand that our customers are #1!

Giving back to the community

T.R. McTaggart is also committed to giving back to the community. We proudly support the Special Olympics, as well as many local charitable organizations.

A national reputation for quality

T.R. McTaggart has nationwide representation and an exclusive line of screen printed, embroidered, and decorated apparel.

We have become industry specialists in the resort, souvenir, and gift market, servicing thousands of retail clients from Alaska to Florida.

We deliver decorated apparel to corporate, custom, sporting, and non-profit organizations. We are a full-service provider of branded ad specialties and customized sales promotional items.

Serving customers everywhere

T.R. McTaggart has had the pleasure to serve over 5,000 customers over all types of industries.

That’s saying something!

More than 80% of our business is referral.

Service oriented

T.R. McTaggart strives to exceed customer expectation. Always. Our priority is you!

Quality is key

We offer high-quality garments from trusted brands.

We’re pretty trendy

Our staff travels coast-to-coast to bring you the latest fashion trends. T.R. McTaggart carries garments you won’t find anywhere else!

We’ve been around awhile!

T.R. McTaggart has mastered the art of decorated apparel and promotional items. We know what it takes to make a quality product worthy of your brand.

Our goal

T.R. McTaggart’s mission is to create sophisticated and effective designs, apply graphics to apparel with exacting standards, and consistently deliver quality products to our customers. The way we see it: If we succeed, your customers succeed!

Our vision

Our vision is to be internationally recognized as an industry leader and locally recognized for contributing to the success of the communities with which we operate.

Our values

  • Enable delivery of exceeding customer satisfaction, always.
  • Embrace change and drive continuous improvement.
  • Encourage fun, creativity, and innovation.
  • Empower growth and learning.
  • Elevate communication and teamwork.

At T.R. McTaggart we provide the same quality principles for every client regardless of size. We believe our customer service is a large part of why we’re celebrating our 50 year anniversary.

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What’s New for 2018?

We know we wouldn’t have made it to our 50 year anniversary without innovation. At T.R. McTaggart, we are always creating new products – and 2018 is no different!


Next year we’re adding a quilted pocket zip hoodie that comes with matching pants with a quilted back pocket. The new outfit will come in three hot colors – yam, blue, and green! We will also premiere five other garments in 2018 … stay tuned.


Reaching our 50 year anniversary, we’ve seen a lot of changes in how business is conducted. In 2018, we will be focusing on adding sales groups, distribution centers, as well as growing our online store business. After all, they say the future is all about logistics!


For our 50 year anniversary, we thought we’d have a little fun! We will also launch our retail line of “Jokes on You” line in late 2018 or beginning of 2019. This is already available in wholesale.

The “Jokes on You” line has over 100 designs created. This comic line features our designs with comics and humorous slogans.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

At T.R. McTaggart, we’re excited to celebrate our 50 year anniversary. We want to thank our loyal customers for 50 great years and we hope you’ll stick around with us for 50 more!

Wishing you a happy holiday and a Happy New Year from the McTaggart staff!
Tina, Kelly, Theresa M, Monica, Sue, Lindsey, Jason, Irene, Claire, Theresa C, John, Mitch, Marylynn, Linda, Jeff, Jerad, Holly, Ken, Kristie, Deb W, Jackie, Brenda, Tracie, Jill, Ted, Rod, Brandon, Mandy, Cindy, Kellen, Jacob, Dan, Deb L, and Karisten