Faribault Awarded Wool Military Blanket Contract
July 15, 2016

On July 11, Faribault Woolen Mill, Faribault, Minn., was awarded a Department of Defense contract to produce wool bed blankets for the Afghanistan army and police. The fixed-price contract calls for the production of as few as 39,214 wool blankets up to as many as 67,968 pieces in the next year. To fulfill the maximum number of blankets in this contract, more than 300,000 pounds of clean wool no finer than 62's and no coarser than 56's will be needed.