NCMBC Industry Video: Clothing and Textiles

NCMBC Industry Video: Clothing and Textiles


♪ MUSIC ♪ ♪ MUSIC ♪ Dating back to the early
1800s, the textile industry has played a fundamental
role in North Carolina’s history, economy and the
employment of thousands of individuals. North Carolina’s textile
manufacturers produce a wide variety of products within
several different categories. These include various fiber
types both natural fibers, cotton and wool and synthetic
fibers like nylon; fabric production processes
, woven or non-woven; fabric finishing processes,
unfinished products and coated fabrics; and
end product use including apparel, parachutes,
medical products, and many others. In recent years, the textile
industry has felt the impact of the increased global
competition and economic recession. However, North Carolina’s
textile manufacturers continue to demonstrate their resilience
by expanding their end uses to include aerospace,
industrial, military and other markets. Federal government agencies are
major consumers of clothing and textile products and other
solider systems. Statutory requirements under
title10 of the U.S. Code better known as the Berry
Amendment, require the Department of Defense to acquire
many textile products from US companies made from
US materials. The defense textile market in
North Carolina is very robust, with companies providing
end items and components to the Department of Defense,
the Department of Justice and other federal agencies. Companies in North Carolina
competed for and won contracts to manufacture end
items ranging from parachutes to body armor and boots to socks. Additionally, North Carolina
companies competed for and won contracts for components
such as yarn, thread and cloth. The North Carolina Military
Business Center recognizes the important role the textile
industry plays within the state and the State’s economy. NCMBC provides
assistance to North Carolina’s businesses throughout the
textile supply chain to help them compete
for and win federal contracts growing their portfolio to
include defense and federal clients. The North Carolina Community
College System supports businesses within this industry,
with qualified and skilled employees and workforce
training, contact your local community college for
assistance. For more information on the
North Carolina Military Business Center, a component of the
community college system, visit www.ncmbc.us. We look forward to providing
assistance to your company. ♪ MUSIC ♪

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