Burlington Industries LLC, a division of International Textile Group (ITG), is expanding its military business significantly through a new contract with the United States Army.
The company was awarded an $8.4 million dollar contract from the U.S. Army to supply microdenier polyester fabrics for use in physical training (PT) shorts. These fabrics will be produced at Burlington’s facilities in Cordova and Burlington, North Carolina.
The shorts will be made from an advanced microdenier woven polyester fabric featuring Burlington’s Moisture Control System (MCS), a proprietary wicking and absorption technology. The fabric absorbs moisture, moving it away from the skin and releasing it for quick evaporation, allowing the wearer to remain cool, dry and comfortable.
“Light weight performance fabrics are one of Burlington’s core competencies,” company president Jeff Peck said. “Our MCS technology foundation provides the performance needed to support the Army’s renewed emphasis on physical training. These shorts offer moisture management, durability and stain resistance, resulting in the most advanced PT uniform in the Army’s history.”