Eagle Industries is a world leader in the production of top-quality individual equipment products for the military, homeland security, and law enforcement agencies. Founders John Carver and his mother, Lorene Pyles, began operations in the basement of her St. Louis, Missouri home in 1974 where they produced nylon gear for motorcycle racing, including assorted bags, fanny packs, motocross pants, and a variety of other packs. In 1982, the company integrated under the Eagle banner and redirected its product focus to fill a noticeable void in the availability of quality tactical nylon products for military and law enforcement. The initial handful of employees focused on producing rifle cases, holsters, bags, and packs. In 2009, Eagle became a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK), a premier aerospace and defense company.