(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.
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.
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