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Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that they have been awarded a new 5-year contract with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to provide continuous refurbishment of rail car seating for their transit system. “WMATA runs six lines through 91 stations over 117 miles of track and has over 1100 cars in its inventory,” said CEO and President Dave Hitchens. “When they explored privatizing this process in 2011, First...

DATE:   October 13, 2015
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that they have been awarded their first 5-year contract with Amtrak to provide textile support for their interior fleet renovation projects. “Over the past 2 years we have worked closely with our partners at Amtrak to fulfill the work that we have been awarded to date. They were smaller orders than this award.  Our quality cut and sew processes combined with our reverse...

DATE:   September 29, 2015
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that Chairman of The Board and founder, Eli Valenzuela was named as a finalist for the Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).  NaVOBA was established as a nationwide organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all of America’s veteran-owned businesses. Vetrepreneur magazine is the only national publication in the country dedicated exclusively to covering the veteran-owned business movement...

DATE:   September 15, 2015
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that Mr. Dave Hitchens has accepted the responsibility of the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the company. “Mr. Hitchens has been with First State Manufacturing in various capacities since 2012 and has been a key element to our planning and business development,” said Chairman and founder Eli Valenzuela. “His business acumen and strategic planning skills have been essential as we...

DATE:   September 1, 2015
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing has received their AS 9100C renewals for 2015. National Standards Authority of Ireland is the internationally recognized quality management system certification that governs the quality standards required to work with leaders in the aerospace industry such as Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and Northrop Grumman.  “We are one of the only companies of this size to earn this gold standard of quality assurance,” says Tim Wentland, Director...

DATE:   August 18, 2015
SOURCE:   First State Manufacturing