WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC), a non-profit organization of industry leaders that make and distribute organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE), announced that five additional companies have joined its effort to support industry and the warfighter. As of now, ArmorSource, LLC, Ceradyne, Inc., Gerber Gear, Glen Raven, Inc. and Survival Armor have joined the organization in its effort to promote the development and fielding of top quality OCIE for American service members.
The WPRC is an advocate for the warfighter clothing and equipment industry. Our primary mission is to provide a unified voice for sustained funding of the mission critical gear and equipment that allows warfighters to complete their missions safely and successfully. We support a diverse and growing network of companies in an effort to ensure sustained funding for the products that help bring American service members home safely. Each WPRC member company is creating domestic manufacturing jobs, maintaining a critical supply chain and providing American warfighters with the equipment they need to execute missions safely and effectively.
"The five new Coalition members demonstrate the industry's commitment to ensuring our men and women in uniform has sustained access to the best mission-critical equipment available," said David Costello, Executive Director of the WPRC. "The diversity in our new members represents a strong cross section of an industry vital to national security and American manufacturing. We're thrilled to have ArmorSource, Ceradyne, Gerber, Glen Raven and Survival Armor on board with our mission and we look forward to having those organizations be a part of our increasingly successful advocacy campaign."
The WPRC membership includes: ADS, Inc., ArmorSource, LLC, Bates Footwear, Benchmade Knife Company, Bluewater Defense, Brookwood Companies, Inc., Ceradyne, Inc., Darn Tough Vermont, DuPont, Duro Textiles, LLC, Eye Safety Systems, Inc., ForceProtector Gear, Gerber Gear, Glen Raven Inc., Insight Technology, Inc., International Textile Group, Inc., Leading Technology Composites, Inc., London Bridge Trading Company, Milliken & Company, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Otis Technology, Inc., Outdoor Research, Pelican Products, Inc., Polartec, LLC, Silynx Communications, Inc., Smith Optics, Surefire, LLC, Survival Armor, TenCate Protective Fabrics, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Wilcox Industries Corp., Wild Things Tactical, and Wiley X, Inc.
For more information on the Warrior Protection & Readiness Coalition, please visit www.warriorprotection.net.
SOURCE Warrior Protection & Readiness Coalition