Burlington Awarded $1.6 Million U.S. Marine Corps Physical Training Trunk Contract Continuing Its Tradition of Supplying the U.S. Military for More Than 55 Years

August 15, 2019, Greensboro, NC – Burlington Industries LLC, a division of Elevate Textiles, announced today it has been awarded a $1.6 million contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with micro denier polyester fabrics for use in their physical training (PT) trunks. These fabrics will be produced at the company’s facilities in Cordova and Burlington, North Carolina.

This lightweight woven 100% micro denier polyester fabric utilizes Burlington’s Moisture Control System® (MCS®) technology for advanced breathability and moisture management. MCS® technology increases the hydrophilic properties of fabric by allowing moisture to dissipate, transporting along the yarn faster. MCS® keeps the wearer dry and comfortable by absorbing moisture and moving it away from the skin as it evaporates off of the surface of the fabric.

Burlington Labs®, Burlington’s in-house Research and Development incubator, engineers advanced fabrications and technical finishes that are applied to protect and enhance performance while providing troops advanced functionality in diverse environments.

“We take pride in making fabric that serves those who serve our country,” says Allen Smith, President of Burlington. “Our MCS® technology for the general purpose trunk provides the ultimate comfort and durability to withstand the rigors of the U.S. Marine Corps physical training. As we continue to develop innovative fabrics and technologies aimed at equipping and protecting the U.S. Armed Forces, our focus is delivering the same unmatched performance, protection, and service that has defined our business since 1923.”

For more than 55 years, Burlington has been an integral part of the defense supply chain as a global textile leader with core competencies in worsted wool and performance synthetics. Burlington® Military Solutions offers a diverse range of vertical manufacturing capabilities, fiber and fabric blends, and is proud to provide high quality fabrics for United States Military personnel.

Burlington® Military Solutions specializes in meeting the specific needs of the military market. The combination of resources from the company’s Burlington, Safety Components, and Carlisle Finishing business units creates an extensive platform of diversified military fabrics. These products include fabrics for physical training, extreme cold weather wear, Class A dress uniforms, camouflage combat and utility uniforms, flame resistant and protective clothing, and other high performance materials.

4 Responses to “Burlington Awarded $1.6 Million U.S. Marine Corps Physical Training Trunk Contract Continuing Its Tradition of Supplying the U.S. Military for More Than 55 Years”

  1. RFfromNOVA says:

    Bah. Bring back silkies

  2. Rule Zero says:

    Maybe they can invent shorts that have pockets without making them cost more. Ahhh… one can dream.

    When Officers and SNCOs are the ones making the decisions for us peasants they seem to choose the most impractical things. *cough* USMC approved boots *cough* FROG combat clothing and where/when they’re approved to wear *cough* plastic ruck frames *cough*

  3. Junior says:

    What was wrong with the Marine Corps boots? Compared to what we had before, they were a vast improvement.

    Never liked the issued PT trunks, though. They always had a weird fit to them.

    • SSD says:

      It’s an issue across the services. I’d love to meet the guy, or gal, that they were intended to fit.