TenCate Protective Fabrics USA receives additional order from US Marines(May 29, 2009) -- TenCate Defense & Tactical, a business unit of TenCate Protective Fabrics USA Inc., proudly announces receipt of a new $13 million order for TenCate Defender(tm) M fabric from Propper International for the manufacture of uniforms for the U.S. Marine Corp's Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG) program. It is the largest single order of TenCate Defender(tm) M for this Marine program.
In 2009, sales of TenCate Defender(tm) M are scheduled to total $115 million for US DoD uniforms. Additional DoD uniform programs with UCP Nomex are expected to be $55 million, including an order for $35 million awarded in December, 2008. Another order is pending for an additional $20 million.
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This is positive news for the TenCate Defender(tm) M supply chain of the U.S. textile industry with over 10,000 employees. Yarn and fabric to fill this order will be produced throughout 2009 and into the first quarter of 2010.
Source : TenCate