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200 Person Sewing Contractor Gets Serious About Military Applications
Fieldtex Products has increased its focus on being a small business subcontractor for prime vendors to the government.
Rochester NY 12/1/15- Fieldtex Products is working on refining its strategy for the government/military market, by promoting its strengths as a domestic sewing contractor that can make everything from backpacks and holsters to the more complicated bullet proof vests. As a domestic industrial sewing contractor, Fieldtex can make a lot of textile-based products that a prime vendor will need as part of their government contracts. Most customers come to Fieldtex with specific design requirements as a part of a larger project; usually this is a carrying case or holster for sensitive equipment that must be made in the USA. Under the Berry Amendment, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are selling to the US government need to source their products in America whenever possible.
While Fieldtex Products is classified as a small business by the government, it has 200 employees and four production lines that give it the scale to produce large production runs on a short lead time when necessary. Currently the US government sets aside 23 percent of government contracts for small businesses and in 2013, they awarded $83.2 billion to small businesses in the form of contracts and orders. Also, small business sub-contracting is mandated at 35.9% of spending of the federal budget. These both present tremendous opportunities for businesses like Fieldtex and the company is striving to produce more NSN and SIC coded products for government contracts and as a sub-contractor to prime contractors. With a huge need for goods supplied by small businesses, and especially sewn products, Fieldtex is increasing their production capabilities to fulfill this demand.
Domestic Sewing Contractor Increases Capacity with New Hire
Fieldtex Products Inc has hired a new Industrial designer for its prototyping department to deal with increased demand
Rochester, NY 11/17/15- Fieldtex Products Inc. has seen an increase in requests for prototypes through the first 9 months of 2015 that has created the need to hire an additional industrial designer in an effort to speed up the prototyping process. The company has been working with many new companies that manufacture portable equipment in America and are looking to have their carrying cases or other sewn parts made domestically. Fieldtex has built its business and its reputation on fulfilling that need for companies for over 40 years.
With an additional designer, the company will not only be able to complete the increased backlog of design work quickly but they will also allow the prototyping department to spend more time developing design and manufacturing processes for the future. At only a nominal fee of around $75 to $125 per project for prototyping, the company wants to keep prototyping affordable, so that customers can quickly and easily get their products to production. The focus is on getting products to the manufacturing phase as quickly as possible so then they can be delivered to the customer.
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