Massif and Gehring Ink Deal to Exclusively Supply Flame Resistant Products to the Military

Aug 27, 2009, 09:39 ET from Massif Mountain Gear Company

ASHLAND, Ore., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Massif Mountain Gear Company and Gehring Textiles announced today that they have entered into an exclusive agreement to jointly develop and supply military forces around the world with a new generation of flame-resistant fabrics and apparel. Under the terms of the agreement, Massif will become Gehring's exclusive customer for new flame-resistant fabrics developed by Gehring, or jointly by Gehring and Massif, for apparel, headwear and gloves. Gehring will continue to sell certain styles in its current line of flame-resistant fabrics to existing customers.

Gehring President Skip Gehring commented, "This is an exciting collaboration between two product focused companies with a penchant for innovation. Our shared expertise in fabric development coupled with Massif's outstanding garment development and customer service capabilities will enable this team to invent the next generation of protective apparel for our troops."

"I don't know if it is possible to have more fun at work than sitting down with the folks from Gehring at a new product development meeting. The depth and expertise of their capabilities are world class, while their free thinking approach, commitment to quality and speed to market are consistent with those same values at Massif. This is a partnership that makes sense on every level, where the sum of the parts is definitely greater than the two companies alone," noted Jeff Bowman, Massif's Chief Operating Officer.

The two companies have already begun development on several new garments and fabrics that are expected to deliver enhanced protection and greater performance to America's warfighters in the near future.

ABOUT MASSIF: Massif Mountain Gear Company is a world leader in supplying flame-resistant, high performance outdoor apparel to the military, law enforcement, search and rescue professionals, and the wildland firefighting community. Over the past decade Massif has revolutionized the look and feel of flame-resistant clothing with innovative fabrics and forward-thinking designs, offering a new generation of high-end gear that provides protection without sacrificing comfort or performance. Massif is a Tactical Holdings Operations Company.

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ABOUT GEHRING: Gehring Textiles is a family owned, vertically integrated, domestic textile manufacturer. In operation over 70 years, Gehring Textiles has been developing and supplying textile innovations to an extremely diverse market mix, to include, but not limited to such markets as; Military, Law Enforcement, Composites, Medical, Activewear, Automotive, Transportation, Aerospace, Hospitality, Intimate Apparel, Geo-textiles, & Team Sports, to name just a few. With manufacturing facilities located in upstate New York, and more recently --- Norton, MA [through the acquisition of Tweave Inc], Gehring Textiles is able to domestically create and produce a multitude of textile solutions - be it warp knit tricot, raschel, double needle bar - D3(TM) spacer fabrics, circular knit flat, circular knit spacer fabrics, and stretch and stable woven goods. Contract knitting, dyeing and finishing of most any fabric is offered as well.

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