Auburn Manufacturing wins defense contracts

Posted Dec. 04, 2008, at 8:17 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:06 a.m.

The Mechanic Falls firm makes fabrics used for high-temperature protection. The contracts call for fabrics that will be used for hot work protection during naval ship repairs.

AMI President Kathie Leonard said this is the fifth contract the company has been awarded over the last 15 years to supply more than 1.25 million yards of high-performance fabrics to the Navy, all on time and without defects. The new contracts will add another half-million yards to that total.

The contracts require that the fabrics be 100 percent American-made.

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