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Nothing is Impossible: Hurdles in Life and Business Propel First State Manufacturing to New Heights Milford, Delaware (January 26, 2014) – This week commercial sewing company, First State Manufacturing represents Delaware manufacturing and American ingenuity on the editorial series This Built America.  Nothing in life was ever handed to First State founders Eli and Sher Valenzuela. Eli, who grew up in the projects of Corpus Christi, Texas, is the true...

DATE:   January 30, 2015
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

On the heels of reports from Moody identifying Delaware as the only state at risk of falling back into recession, First State Manufacturing (FSM) announces its biggest year yet. Eli Valenzuela, Owner and Chairman of FSM, said “if you think about it, we are all manufacturing something. I am humbled by our success and good fortune and love the idea that I can be a contributor to a better life...

DATE:   January 28, 2014
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Becoming a supplier for Lockheed Martin is not an easy task.  With a business environment more competitive than ever, Lockheed Martin looks for suppliers who can demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, and who can deliver a product better, faster and smarter.  After meeting the requirements of the demanding process to become a supplier, vendors continually undergo an assessment to maintain excellence in quality, price, delivery and continuity of supply,...

DATE:   May 17, 2013
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

First State Manufacturing, Inc., a leader in the manufacturing of industrial, government and commercial upholstery announces the receipt of AS9100 Rev C Quality Management Systems Certification. AS9100 Rev C certification demonstrates FSM’s commitment to deliver quality products and unsurpassed customer satisfaction by verifying that the quality management system currently in place emphasizes continual process improvement and consistently fulfills customer and regulatory requirements. This certification upgrade, in conjunction with FSM’s ISO...

DATE:   May 1, 2013
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

On Friday, May 4, government, community and business leaders came together for what turned out to be a standing room only audience as FSM Owner Eli Valenzuela, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Delaware State University President Dr. Harry Williams, and the City of Milford Mayor Ronnie Rogers, to form a public-private partnership for the purpose of launching the “First State Moves the Nation” (FSMN) Accelerator.  The FSMN Accelerator will...

DATE:   May 1, 2013
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing