Entries by Mark Gordon

Nomex Flight Suits – How does Nomex Protect

Although uncommon, fires do occasionally break out in the cockpit and other areas of planes. Soaring at tens of thousands of feet high leaves little room for error, and a fire certainly complicates things. It is of utmost importance for the professionals aboard airplanes to be assured that they are protected in the event of […]

Carter Industries Inc. $12.4 Million Contract

Carter Industries Inc.**, Olive Hill, Ky., has been awarded a maximum $12,441,600 modification exercising the second option year for sage green, flyer’s coveralls.  The modification is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Location of performance is Kentucky with an April 15, 2014, performance completion date. Using military services are Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation […]

Fire Resistant Fabrics: Different Types And Uses

Many of the items of clothing we purchase have to meet certain fire resistant standards by OSHA. But for certain people in certain professions, a higher level of fire resistant clothing and fabrics is not only important, it is essential to keep them safe in their regular job duties. Among some of the most recognized […]

The History of the Modern Nomex Flight Suit

The modern flight suit is light weight, designed to be keep the pilot warm during flight and provide the pilot with the most optimal protection in case something should go wrong while in flight.  As you can imagine this wasn’t always the case, the quality flight suits like everything else improved over time as new […]

Types of Flight Suits Used Around the World

Flight suits that are worn around the world are recognized by their distinguishing features. What is a Flight Suit? A flight suit is a full body piece of clothing that is also commonly referred to as a jumpsuit. These flight suites (Jumpsuits) usually are designed to be flame-retardant. They have also been shown to be […]

Carter Industries awarded $12.2 Million Contract

Date: September 2, 2011 Contract Announcements for U.S. Department of Defense PHILADELPHIA, September 2,2011 Carter Industries, Inc., Olive Hill, Ky., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $12,199,680 for Nomex CWU 27/P Flight Suits. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Navy and Air Force. The date of performance completion is […]

Carter Industries awarded $8.9 Million Contract

Date: February 9, 2011 Contract Announcements for U.S. Department of Defense PHILADELPHIA, February 9th, 2011 Carter Industries, Inc., Olive Hill, Ky.* is being awarded a maximum $8,985,600 firm fixed price contract for coveralls. Other location of performance is New York. Using service is Army. The original proposal was DIBBS solicited with five responses. The date […]

Carter Industries Wins $24.03 Million Contract

Date: June 26, 2008 Publication: US Fed News Service, Including US State News PHILADELPHIA, June 26 — The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a contract valued at up to $24.03 million to Carter Industries Inc., Olive Hill, Ky., for coveralls. The contract was awarded by the agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

Carter Industries Wins $16.13 Million Contract

Date: April 7, 2008 Publication: US Fed News Service, Including US State News PHILADELPHIA, April 7 — The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a contract valued at up to $16.13 million to Carter Industries Inc., Olive Hill, Ky., for combat vehicle crewman’s universal camouflage pattern coveralls. The contract was awarded by the agency’s Defense Supply […]