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Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that Karen Jackson has rejoined the company in the newly created position of Distribution Center Manager.  “Ms. Jackson comes to us at a crucial time as we expand our distribution capabilities,” said President and CEO Dave Hitchens. “Her extensive background in warehouse oversight, during her military career as well as her private sector work in shipping and receiving will be invaluable as we...

DATE:   March 8, 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that John Gonzales has accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  “Mr. Gonzales has been with First State Manufacturing for ten years and he has been instrumental to our unprecedented growth over the past four years,” said President and CEO Dave Hitchens.  “His skills, attention to detail and financial expertise have been invaluable as we strategically planned our foray...

DATE:   February 17, 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

“We have worked closely with Amtrak for the past few years to determine how First State Manufacturing could streamline manufacturing processes, provide quality workmanship and satisfy the tremendous needs of Amtrak.  We have successfully been manufacturing and delivering new cushions, cutting carpet and shipping with on-time delivery results and this is an extension of that work,” said President and CEO Dave Hitchens. “We know that Amtrak refurbishes every car in...

DATE:   January 20, 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that they have been awarded a new multi-year contract with North Carolina Department of Transportation to provide cut and sew services for their rail car seating.  This is part of a multi-year NCDOT initiative to improve the customer experience on it daily passenger trains that serve nine cities between Charlotte and Raleigh. “North Carolina Department of Transportation runs six lines through 91 stations...

DATE:   January 7, 2016
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing recently received Green Energy funding via their companion company; GrowUSA LLC due to their successful installation and implementation of their Green Energy initiatives.  The initiative included a small scale photovoltaic field installed on the roof of their Milford, Delaware manufacturing facility in 2011.  The solar field takes up about 50% of the total roof space. “We made the investment four years ago and the...

DATE:   December 7, 2015
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing