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The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition Expands Membership with Seven Additional Industry Leaders

August 13, 2010

BOSTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ — The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (the WPRC) continues to build momentum and is pleased to announce seven leaders of the Operational Clothing and Individual Equipment industry have joined its unified voice for operational readiness and warfighter safety.

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As of August 1, 2010, Bates Footwear, Benchmade Knife Company, Bluewater Defense, Brookwood Companies Incorporated, Duro Textiles, LLC, Outdoor Research and Polartec, LLC are all members of the expanding WPRC. These companies will join with WPRC counterparts in the effort to educate leaders on issues of warfighter protection and guarantee adequate funding for the development and procurement of first class Operational Clothing and Individual Equipment for American warfighters.

Bates Footwear, Benchmade Knife Company, Bluewater Defense, Brookwood Companies Incorporated, Duro Textiles, Outdoor Research and Polartec, LLC collectively provide thousands of American manufacturing jobs and equip American warfighters with the clothing and gear required to complete their missions safely and successfully. These companies understand both the need to provide American warfighters with the best technology available, and the major role that the OCIE industry plays in the U.S. economy. The WPRC leadership is pleased to count these leading firms as allies in the ongoing effort to better equip and protect American warfighters.

Additional members of the WPRC include ADS Inc., Darn Tough, DuPont, Insight Technology, Integrated Wave Technologies, International Textile Group, London Bridge Trading Company, Milliken, New Balance, Otis, Pelican, Sperian, Surefire, TenCate, Wiley X and W. L. Gore. Additional leaders in the OCIE industry are expected to join as this effort gains momentum. For more information on the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition please visit www.warriorprotection.net.

SOURCE Warrior Protection & Readiness Coalition


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