Shawmut Corp. announces new military and protective materials business unit

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Massachusetts – June 15, 2021 – Today Shawmut Corp. announced the establishment of a new military and protective materials business unit that will apply advanced materials manufacturing, textile manufacturing and high-quality United States trademark process innovation techniques. – ultra-high specification and high-performance technical textile solutions. Shawmut’s military and protection solutions feature waterproof, windproof, flame retardant, and chemical and biological protection applications and are ideal for the high-stakes uses required by military and field professionals who require high equipment. performance to do their jobs safely.

This new Military & Protective Materials Business Unit is a natural extension of Shawmut’s 105-year history of advanced materials manufacturing and builds on the company’s deep experience in innovation, design and expertise. manufacture of high performance materials. Since World War I, Shawmut has supplied technical materials and clothing for critical military applications. Shawmut is also widely recognized as a leading producer of laminated components for high performance technical fabric applications, such as wind, flame and water resistance used in rain gear, backpacks, shoes, bulletproof vests and more.

“Military personnel and other high performing individuals in the utility industry live and work in a high specification, high stakes world. Yet many of the market’s leading fabrics and designs for military and protective clothing fall short of the demands of these jobs, ”said James Wyner, CEO of Shawmut. “We are excited to leverage our expertise in textile engineering, process innovation and commitment to excellence to produce the highest quality materials for the best performing individuals. “

Shawmut’s Military & Protective Materials division integrates the company’s textile manufacturing, dyeing, finishing and laminating capabilities to develop breakthrough new technologies and make Shawmut a key player in the U.S. textile and manufacturing industry. clothing. The new division positions Shawmut as a catalyst for change and innovation in this highly specialized industry that needs progress.

To lead the development of this new business unit, Shawmut hired Noelle Christensen, a seasoned leader in the military and high performance protective materials industry with over 20 years of supply chain and business development experience. Noelle brings to Shawmut a diverse perspective and a wealth of knowledge in textile manufacturing, the national and federal apparel supply chain, business development, operations and innovation. As the leader of this new business unit, she will position the company as a key supplier of innovative textile technologies for high performance applications, with a focus on military and protective materials.

Prior to joining Shawmut, Noelle spent 14 years at Massif, a developer of advanced flame retardant clothing for military and other high performance applications. Most recently, she served as Vice President / General Manager of Massif, where she led the brand through exponential growth as it launched new textile innovations and high performance clothing categories.

“As a former Shawmut customer, I bring a unique perspective to the team, having seen their engineers solve seemingly intractable problems,” Christensen said. “I am excited about everything Shawmut has to offer that the market thinks it is, such as our ability to quickly solve complex problems and test products on the fly for rapid innovation, and our dedication to quality control that guarantees premium and consistent results. for our clients. The company’s commitment to sustainable development initiatives while expanding our presence in this market is a natural extension of its core expertise acquired in another demanding vertical market: the automotive industry.

Posted on June 15, 2021

Source: Shawmut Corp.

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