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Burlington Wins $8.4 Million Performance Fabric Contract For Army Physical Training Uniform

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Burlington Wins $8.4 Million Performance Fabric Contract for Army Physical Training Uniform
Unique domestic manufacturing capabilities provide Armed Services with technically advanced textiles

GREENSBORO, NC, December 3, 2015 — Burlington Industries LLC, a division of International Textile Group (ITG), announced it has been awarded a $8.4 million contract to supply micro denier polyester fabrics to the United States Army for use in physical training (PT) shorts. These fabrics will be produced at the company’s facilities in Cordova and Burlington, North Carolina.

The new Army Physical Training Short uses an advanced microdenier woven polyester fabric that features Burlington’s MCS®, Moisture Control System, a proprietary wicking and absorption technology. The fabric is lightweight with a soft hand and improved breathability as well as inherent moisture management properties. The MCS® fabric works by absorbing moisture, moving it away from the skin, and releasing it for quick evaporation. This allows the wearer of the shorts to remain cool, dry and comfortable.

“Light weight performance fabrics are one of Burlington’s core competencies,” said Burlington President Jeff Peck. “Our MCS® technology foundation provides the performance needed to support the Army’s renewed emphasis on physical training. These shorts offer moisture management, durability and stain resistance, resulting in the most advanced PT uniform in the Army’s history.”

Since 1923, Burlington has been a global textile leader with core competencies in worsted wool and performance synthetics and has been an integral part of the defense supply chain for more than 50 years. Offering a diverse range of vertical manufacturing capabilities, fiber, and fabric blends, Burlington® Military is proud to provide quality fabrics for United States Military personnel. Through innovation, Burlington’s® in-house Research and Development department, Burlington Labs®, engineers advance fabrications and technical finishes that are applied to protect and enhance performance while providing troops easy-care and comfort in combat and training.

“We continue to explore new opportunities to equip and protect our U.S. Armed Forces,” said Peck. “Our products range from basic innovations that elevate the performance of PT, battle and dress uniforms to the newest advanced technologies in infrared, insect repellant, cold weather, fire, and ballistic protection.”

Several years ago, to expand its military business, ITG combined the resources from its Burlington, Safety Components and Carlisle business units to create an extensive military products platform of diversified fabrics developed to service the specific needs of the military market. Products include fabrics for camouflage combat and utility uniforms, Class A dress uniforms, physical training and extreme cold weather wear, flame resistant and fire fighting protective clothing, high performance equipment, ballistic fabric for body armor and load carrying equipment, and other specialty items.

www.itg-global.com

WPRC Announces Newest Members

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

We are pleased to share this announcement from the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition regarding new membership. We see several great companies joining this organization and it’s been quite educational to join them each year in Washington as they engage Congress on equipping issues.

WARRIOR PROTECTION AND READINESS COALITION (WPRC)ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS
Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition Welcomes Three New Additions to the Board of Directors and Six New Industry Members

MARBLEHEAD, MA (July 31, 2014) – The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) is pleased to announce three new members of its Board of Directors and the latest additions to its membership, including several leading companies in the warfighter equipment and clothing industry.

The three new industry representatives who have joined the WPRC Board of Directors include; Don Vavala of W.L. Gore and Associates, Frank Montie of Brookwood Companies, and Nate Smith of Oakley/Eye Safety Systems (ESS). The WPRC Board of Directors represents a cross section of the personal protective equipment industry, providing organizational governance and setting the strategic direction of the WPRC. These new Board members join current WPRC Board Chairman Luke Hillier and WPRC Secretary David Bohannon as leaders of this not for profit industry
association.

The new company members of the WPRC include: Lion Vallen, Outdoor Research, Burlington/International Textile Group (ITG), New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., Patagonia, Inc., and CamelBak Products LLC. The added voices of these leading companies will be critical to advancing the WPRC mission to support the equipment and advanced clothing needs of the Armed Services and Department of Homeland Security.

Lion Vallen – Lion Vallen is a global leader in supply chain and lifecycle management of protective clothing, equipment and uniforms. LVI has a deep commitment to delivering superior services that support customers’ personal safety, readiness and professional identity needs. www.lionprotects.com.

Outdoor Research – Outdoor Research is a designer, developer, and manufacturer of apparel, glove systems, and accessories designed for the military and outdoor markets. Products for the U.S. military are manufactured at their own facility located in downtown Seattle. A full range of products is commercially available at www.outdoorresearch.com.

Burlington/ITG – Burlington leverages its advanced R&D with a diverse range of high performance manufacturing capabilities and a complete range of fiber/fabric blends that deliver state of the art military and commercial solutions worldwide. Their fabric portfolio encompasses applications for extreme weather apparel; camouflage combat and utility materials, tenting, shelter fabrics, shipboard covers and ballistic materials. Information on their military product offerings may be found at www.burlington.com/military-technical.

New Balance – Headquartered in Boston, MA, New Balance is focused on building global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently one of the few major shoe companies that continue to manufacture athletic footwear in the United States. In 2013, 1 out of every 4 pairs of shoes New Balance sold in the U.S. was made or assembled in the U.S. www.newbalance.com.

Patagonia – Based in Ventura, California, Patagonia, Inc. is a leading designer and retailer of core outdoor, alpine, fly fishing, snow, surf and sport related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. Patagonia is a world leader in apparel design, the development of protective garments and an industry pioneer in environmentalism. For more information on Patagonia and their commercially available products, please visit www.patagonia.com.

CamelBak – CamelBak is the leading manufacturer of hands free hydration systems. Special Forces, soldiers and law enforcement around the world use their Military & Tactical products. These offerings include water bottles, hydration packs, backpacks, and protective gear designed for a variety of climates and terrain. A full listing of these military and tactical products as well as commercially available gear is available at www.camelbak.com.

“The new Board members of the WPRC bring a wealth of industry experience and strategic thinking to our ongoing efforts to ensure our men and women in uniform have sustained access to the best American made equipment and clothing,” said David Costello, Executive Director of the WPRC. “We are grateful for their dedication to the WPRC as well as for the participation of our six newest Coalition members in our efforts to support those who serve our country”

The WPRC supports the readiness of the Armed Services by providing a unified industry voice to the U.S. Congress, the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders. We work at the intersection of the Organizational Clothing/Individual Equipment industry, the federal legislative policy process, and the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Our membership includes companies throughout the equipment and clothing industry and with companies at every point in the industrial supply chain who represent the best in American manufacturing.

Burlington Wins $2.2 Million Performance Fabric Contract For US Marine Corps Physical Training Uniform

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

GREENSBORO, NC, May 30, 2014 — Burlington Industries LLC, a division of International Textile Group (ITG), announced today it has been awarded a $2.2 million contract to supply micro denier polyester fabrics to the U.S. Marine Corps for use in their physical training (PT) shorts. These fabrics will be produced at the company’s facilities in Cordova and Burlington, North Carolina.

These advanced woven 100% micro denier polyester fabrics are part of Burlington’s MCS® family of performance fabrics. These lightweight fabrics are breathable and have inherent moisture management properties. Using Sorbtek® fiber technology made by Unifi, Burlington’s MCS® fabric works by absorbing moisture, moving it away from the skin, and releasing it on the surface of the fabric for quick evaporation. This allows the wearer of the shorts to remain cool, dry and comfortable. In addition, Sorbtek® fiber provides inherent soil release properties to protect the fabrics against everyday soils, like sweat and grass.

“We are focused on producing a variety of advanced fabrics that support and further the efforts of our U.S. Armed Forces,” said Burlington President Jeff Peck. “Our MCS® technology is the performance foundation of the U.S. Marine Corps general purpose trunk and provides our Marines the physical training apparel that can withstand the rigors of Marine use.”

Burlington has been an integral part of the defense supply chain for more than 50 years and is uniquely positioned as one of today’s most diversified R&D centers for performance and technical fabrics for the military. “We continue to explore new opportunities to equip and protect our U.S. Armed Forces,” said Peck. “Our products range from basic innovations that elevate the performance of PT, battle and dress uniforms to the newest advanced technologies in infrared, insect repellant, cold weather, fire, and battle protection.”

Several years ago, to expand its military business, ITG combined the resources from four of its business units, Burlington, Safety Components, Narricot, and Carlisle, to create an extensive military products platform of diversified fabrics developed to service the specific needs of the military market. Products include fabrics for camouflage combat and utility uniforms, Class A dress uniforms, physical training and extreme cold weather wear, flame resistant and fire fighting protective clothing, high performance equipment, ballistic fabric and webbing for body armor and load carrying equipment, and other specialty items.

Burlington has been awarded a total of eight military contracts over the past 12 months totaling more than $238 million over a five-year period. Awards include dress uniform and physical training uniform fabrics for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy.

www.itg-global.com/companies/bww_apparel

Burlington Celebrates 90 Years

Friday, December 13th, 2013

December 12, 2013, Greensboro, NC – Burlington, a division of International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG), recently celebrated its 90-year anniversary. Founded in 1923 by J. Spencer Love, Burlington became the world’s largest textile manufacturer in the world. The Burlington brand continues today as a leader in technology and textile innovations, supplying advanced performance fabrics to the apparel, military, active wear, barrier, and contract markets around the world.

Joseph L. Gorga, CEO of International Textile Group commented, “Burlington’s successes came from its innovations with new products, new machinery, and new branding strategies, and we congratulate the men and women of Burlington, both today and generations before us, for their contributions to this great brand.”

“Burlington’s first success came from the ambition and willingness of Spencer Love to take a risk and try a new fiber, called rayon,” said Jeff Peck, President of Burlington. “Throughout the past 90 years we’ve overcome many challenges by returning back to our entrepreneurial roots, and today Burlington’s legacy continues on a global scale, focused on innovation and advanced performance fabrics.”

Burlington’s performance technologies and brands are found today across the military, outdoor, active wear, barrier, apparel and safety markets and include No Fly Zone, MCS, Maxima, Class C, Durapel Plus, Easywool, Synatural Cool, and Sigma 4 Star.

www.burlington.com/military_technical.html

Burlington Wins $5.3 Million Performance Fabric Contract For Air Force PT Uniforms

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Air Force PT shorts

Burlington Industries LLC, a division of International TextileGroup (ITG), announced it has been awarded a $5.3 million contract to supply micro denier polyester fabrics to the U.S. Air Force for use in physical training (PT) shorts. These fabrics will be produced at the company’s facilities in Cordova and Burlington, North Carolina.

These advanced woven polyester fabrics are part of Burlington’s MCS family of performance fabrics, which are 35 percent lighter than the current fabrics used for PT shorts and have improved breathability and inherent moisture management properties. Using Sorbtek fiber technology made by Unifi, the lightweight MCS fabric works by absorbing moisture, moving it away from the skin, and releasing it for quick evaporation. This allows the wearer of the shorts to remain cool, dry and comfortable. In addition, Sorbtek fiber provides inherent soil release properties to protect the fabrics against everyday soils, like sweat and grass.

“Light weight performance fabrics are one of Burlington’s core competencies,” said Burlington President Jeff Peck. “Our MCS technology is the performance foundation of the Air Force’s improved physical training uniform. The renewed emphasis being given to physical training within the U.S. Armed Forces has made moisture management, durability and stain resistance essential performance attributes for PT uniforms.”

Burlington has been an integral part of the defense supply chain for more than 50 years and is uniquely positioned as one of today’s most diversified R&D centers for performance and technical fabrics for the military. “We continue to explore new opportunities to equip and protect our U.S. Armed Forces,” said Peck. “Our products range from basic innovations that elevate the performance of PT, battle and dress uniforms to the newest advanced technologies in infrared, insect repellant, cold weather, fire, and battle protection.”

Several years ago, to expand its military business, ITG combined the resources from four of its business units, Burlington, Safety Components, Narricot, and Carlisle, to create an extensive military products platform of diversified fabrics developed to service the specific needs of the military market. Products include fabrics for camouflage combat and utility uniforms, Class A dress uniforms, physical training and extreme cold weather wear, flame resistant and fire fighting protective clothing, high performance equipment, ballistic fabric and webbing for body armor and load carrying equipment, and other specialty items.

Burlington has been awarded a total of seven military contracts this year totaling more than $236 million over a five-year period. Awards include dress uniform and physical training uniform fabrics for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy.

www.burlington.com/

Burlington Wins $160 Million in Military Contracts for Dress Uniform Fabrics

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

As you know, US military uniforms must be Berry Compliant. This means that they have to be manufactured here in the US with US materials. It has long been difficult to maintain Berry compliance for materials to produce dress uniforms due to the relatively low numbers required. troops just don’t wear as many dress uniforms as they do field uniforms. So, it’s great to see companies like Burlington sticking with it to ensure that our men and women are clothed in quality, American apparel.

Burlington Industries LLC, a division of International Textile Group (ITG), announced today it has been awarded two contracts totaling a maximum of $160M by the Defense Logistics Agency to supply wool blend fabrics for use in the newly updated Army dress uniforms. These fabrics will be produced at the company’s facilities in Raeford and Cordova, North Carolina.

Burlington has been an integral part of the defense supply chain for more than 50 years, serving as a domestic resource for new fabric development and known for delivering quality products with consistent shade characteristics. “The award of these contracts demonstrates the strategic value that Burlington provides to the U.S. Military as the dominant supplier of worsted wool dress uniform fabrics for all branches of the military,” said Jeff Peck, President Burlington.

These awards follow four contracts previously awarded to Burlington this past April. These contracts, awarded over a five-year period, include a contract for khaki polyester/wool tropical shirt fabric for theU.S. Marine Corps with a maximum value of $21 million; a contract for green gabardine sponged fabric for jackets and pants for the U.S. Marine Corps with a maximum value of $28.5 million; a contract for khaki polyester/wool tropical shirt fabric for the U.S. Navy with a maximum value of $18 million; and a contract for gabardine sponged blue fabric for the U.S. Navy with a maximum value of $3.5 million.

Burlington’s Raeford operation is known for its superior consistency and repeatability of yarn color used to produce dress uniform fabrics. The wool top is dyed and spun into yarn and is shipped to the company’s Richmond plant in Cordova, NC where it is woven into fabric. The worsted wool and wool blend fabrics are returned to Raeford where they are finished and shipped to specified cutters to make the final uniform. The fabrics are engineered to provide the soldier with advanced durability and wrinkle-resistance. Skilled workers, many with more than 20 years experience, carefully tend to the yarn and fabric at each process. “It’s a matter of our employees’ taking pride in our products and the dedication they bring to building the fabrics for those who serve our country,” said Peck.

www.itg-global.com