Sep 13, 2010 11:00PM
● By Erin Frisch
Vermont Flannel Company
Local company receives national honor
The Vermont Flannel Company of East Barre, Vermont, recently received the Made in the USA Foundation’s Hall of Fame Award. The company was recognized for its dedication and commitment to manufacturing its apparel in the United States.
“We’re honored to receive this award,” says Mark Baker, president of Vermont Flannel. “The Vermont Flannel Company’s induction and recognition into the Made in the USA Hall of Fame makes all the hard work of over 20 years seem worthwhile.”
Vermont Flannel has been manufacturing flannel apparel at its East Barre facilities for more than 25 years. The Made in the USA Foundation Hall of Fame Award is given to companies that refuse to outsource, strive to export, and continue to improve quality. “When most textile companies went to China, Vermont Flannel stuck to Made in the USA against all advice from the experts,” says Baker.
“We have considered hundreds of worthy nominees, but have selected only 20,” says Joel D. Joseph, Foundation chairman. “All of the companies that we have named to the Hall of Fame are exemplary American companies that produce very high quality products. All of these companies also export their products around the world.” For more information on The Vermont Flannel Company, visit www.vermontflannel.com.