Burlington Industries LLC, a division of Greensboro, N.C.-based International Textile Group Inc., has been awarded two contracts from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) totaling a maximum of $160 million to provide wool-blend fabrics for use in the newly updated U.S. Army dress uniforms. The contracts come on the heels of four contracts totaling $71 million that Burlington was awarded in April.
"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, Burlington president.
Wool top is dyed and spun into yarn at Burlington's Raeford, N.C., plant and then sent to its Richmond plant in Cordova, N.C., to be woven into worsted wool and wool-blend fabrics, which are then returned to Raeford to be finished and shipped to specified cutters to make the final uniform. Burlington has developed the fabrics to offer advanced durability and wrinkle-resistance.
Reprinted in part from Textile World Magazine