September 15, 2015

Valenzuela nominated for Hispanic Vetrepreneur 2015

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 which is 3 million members strong.  Mr. Valenzuela is featured in the September issue of Vetrepreneur Magazine will be recognized at the awards ceremony held as part of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) National Conference on September 19th, in Houston, Texas.  “I’m so honored to be recognized this way when there are many successful Hispanic veterans.” said Mr. Valenzuela. 

“Mr. Valenzuela has been a member of both NaVOBA and The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for many years,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Dave Hitchens. “We are very proud of him and appreciate that his contributions to American manufacturing have been recognized this way by his peers among Hispanic Veteran owned businesses.”

First State Manufacturing has become an award winning company and is one of the most successful manufacturers of its size in the nation, manufacturing products which include carpet refurbishment; mass transit seating, V22 seats, plugs and covers; C130 seating solutions; C5 refurbishment; missile and truck covers and pharmaceutical supplies.   First State Manufacturing has earned its reputation for providing solutions that solve the challenges its customer’s face, while continuing to grow manufacturing jobs in Sussex county, Delaware.

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