In recognition of its success in exporting the textiles it produces, New Ipswich, N.H.-based Warwick Mills has received an Export Achievement certificate from the US Department of Commerce. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Matt Priest presented the certificate during a visit to the company this week.
Warwick Mills was established in 1870 as a manufacturer of cotton-based textiles. More recently, the company has shifted its focus to materials engineering and protective fabrics using its core Technical Textiles, adhesives and performance coatings technologies. Its TurtleSkin® branded products are used in a range of applications from body armor and ballistic, puncture and snake bite protection to inflatable structures and chemical-biological protective structures, among other applications. TurtleSkin protective gloves are worn by some 15,000 US Marines in Iraq; and the company exports its products to countries such as Brazil, Germany, Mexico and South Korea.
July 15, 2008