Unique and Passion Filled Employees, Make Townsend a Great Place

Townsend Leather is full of interesting and exciting people.
Each bringing their own unique perspectives and life experience to their work.  We are lucky to have a group of people with such varied interests and incredible talent.

One of our expert Cutting-Department-Partners recently displayed their own incredible talent and passion by winning a National Championship!

BJ 2014 National ChampBJ Smith, Townsend Leather employee and motocross race expert, won the National Championship Title in Las Vegas earlier this year, and everyone at Townsend Leather is quite proud of his accomplishment.

BJ has been racing motocross for many years and has honed his craft here in upstate New York.  He has traveled around the north east winning races and making fans, on his way to the AMSOIL National Arenacross Series East Coast Over 25 ProAm championship.

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Johnstown area local newspaper, The Leader Herald, covered BJ’s story from beginning to end.  You can see those articles here (If you are interested in some exciting Johnstown local news, and reading more about an interesting and skilled Townsend employee, please read these articles – they have a lot of great information about BJ and his racing):

BJ Smith of Townsend Leather is Vegas Bound


BJ Smith of Townsend Leather Wins National Championship


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BJ had lots of friends and family supporting him along the way and many even came to see him race in person.  A couple of caring Townsend partners even took up a secret fundraiser when news of his Vegas trip spread, and raised money to help fund his trip.

BJ has expressed tremendous thanks to everyone who has helped him and supported him.  

“So many people helped me, I haven’t even been able to thank everyone, they couldn’t fit it all in the newspaper!” 

He is quite deserving of that help and support, as he is so clearly passionate about his craft.
BJ is a relentlessly laid back person, taking everything in stride and keeping an incredible positive outlook on life.  He is warm, friendly, and approachable, but he clearly can “turn it on” when needed with intense focus, and unbeatable dexterity.

BJ earned this win through years of hard work and determination, training, and practicing.  He has an excellent team behind him, and with his craft and passion he is able to pull through and accomplish great things.

On behalf of everyone at Townsend Leather, we are extremely proud of you BJ and proud to have so many individuals, full of – unique expertise, commitment to craft, and dedication to passion, like you – on our Townsend Team.  People like you and your exclusive abilities are what make Townsend such an incredible group of people and having the opportunity to grow, explore, and share those abilities is what makes Townsend such a great place.

Congratulations BJ!

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