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MILFORD.  As a part of their ongoing partnership with education and community, First State Manufacturing once again hosted Cape Henlopen High School’s Textile students as part of the National Manufacturing Day celebrations. Alayna Aiken, Cape Instructor for the course, shares “the tour of FSM is always exciting…to see the inside workings of manufacturing is eye opening.  Year after year the growth of FSM is evident, and the way the company organizes itself around different projects teaches us to be flexible to the needs of our customers.
DATE:   10 / 15 / 2018
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DEHow do you literally “Save Face”?  First State Manufacturing has applied their reverse engineering innovation and manufacturing skills to a unique product called the Turnova™ which provides an easily applied after-market safety covering for exposed metal bars that can be found just about everywhere in daily life.  Exposed metal can be found on turnstiles, columns, bollards and many other applications in the workplace, in public venues, schools and amusement parks.

DATE:   07 / 05 / 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that Mr. Eli Valenzuela will be reassuming the duties and responsibilities of President and CEO of First State Manufacturing after the unexpected passing of Mr. David Hitchens.

DATE:   05 / 16 / 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that Andrea Cisneros has been promoted to the position of Assistant Manager of Materials & Supply Chain Coordinator.  “Ms. Cisneros came to us via our production floor,” said President and CEO Dave Hitchens.  “She started with us four years ago in Quality Control and has made an increasingly valued contribution to our team with each passing year.”

DATE:   04 / 19 / 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – The Cape Henlopen High School textiles program and First State Manufacturing have partnered to bring internship opportunities to students participating in the textiles program at the high school. First State Manufacturing will mentor 2-4 students over an 8 week summer program that will include working in various areas of their expanding manufacturing facility located in Milford, Delaware.
DATE:   03 / 29 / 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing