March 8, 2016

New FSM Distribution Center now has it’s manager!

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 move forward in 2016 to service our commitments to Amtrak, Washington Metro, Boston Transit, North Carolina Department of Transportation as well as our expanding international mass transit market.”

“We are looking forward to utilizing her talents to their fullest extent,” he continued.  “We believe that Karen is going to play a crucial role as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities.”

Growing from humble beginnings in 1997, First State Manufacturing is an award winning company and is one of the most successful manufacturers of its size in the nation.  Providing quality upholstery and cut and sew services to the U.S. military, municipalities and a broad array of commercial customers, First State Manufacturing has earned its reputation for providing solutions that solve the challenges its customers face, while continuing to grow manufacturing jobs in Sussex county.

To learn more about First State Manufacturing, go to, or contact 302 424 4520.