WPRC Announces New Members

Today, the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC), a non-profit organization of industry leaders that make and distribute organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE), announced that five additional companies have joined the group. They are: ArmorSource, LLC, Ceradyne, Inc., Gerber Gear, Glen Raven, Inc. and Survival Armor.

The WPRC is an advocate for the warfighter clothing and equipment industry whose primary mission is to provide a unified voice for sustained funding of the mission critical gear and equipment that allows warfighters to complete their missions safely and successfully. Each WPRC member company is creating domestic manufacturing jobs, maintaining a critical supply chain and providing American warfighters with the equipment they need to execute missions safely and effectively.

In a press release provided to SSD, WPRC’s Executive Director David Costello related, “The five new Coalition members demonstrate the industry’s commitment to ensuring our men and women in uniform has sustained access to the best mission-critical equipment available.” He went on to say, “The diversity in our new members represents a strong cross section of an industry vital to national security and American manufacturing. We’re thrilled to have ArmorSource, Ceradyne, Gerber, Glen Raven and Survival Armor on board with our mission and we look forward to having those organizations be a part of our increasingly successful advocacycampaign.”

The WPRC membership includes: ADS, Inc., ArmorSource, LLC,Bates Footwear, Benchmade Knife Company, Bluewater Defense, Brookwood Companies, Inc., Ceradyne, Inc., Darn Tough Vermont, DuPont, Duro Textiles, LLC, Eye Safety Systems, Inc., ForceProtector Gear, Gerber Gear, Glen Raven Inc., Insight Technology, Inc., International Textile Group, Inc., Leading Technology Composites, Inc., London Bridge Trading Company, Milliken & Company, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Otis Technology, Inc., Outdoor Research, Pelican Products, Inc., Polartec, LLC, Silynx Communications, Inc., Smith Optics, Surefire, LLC, Survival Armor, TenCate Protective Fabrics, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Wilcox Industries Corp., Wild Things Tactical, and Wiley X, Inc.

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