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Herculite Earns United Way of York County's New Campaign Award

Posted by Matt Brommer on Feb 12, 2020 4:18:01 PM

Herculite Inc. is proud to announce that we have received the “2019 New Campaign Award” from the United Way of York County. This award is given each year to the new United Way Corporate Partner with the highest total campaign contribution.

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A Better Way: Sourcing Partnerships That Work

Posted by Chad Twombly on Dec 18, 2019 3:32:08 PM

The typical vendor-buyer sourcing relationship is a push-pull, sometimes adversarial one, borne out of the tension created from the two opposite ends of the profit maximization effort that exists with every transaction. A buyer wants to pay the lowest possible price (with maintaining key product specs) while the vendor is looking to get the highest reasonable price on the sale (without losing the business), all so their respective companies can maximize profit.

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Agricultural Building Curtains Buyer’s Guide

Posted by Craig Zola on Nov 27, 2019 7:38:50 PM

As a livestock producer, your animals are your lifeblood. You may have raised many of them from birth, you spend every day caring for them, and they help support your family. Therefore, it’s understandable that want to provide the best care possible for them. You feed them the best food you can, you care for them when they’re sick, and you protect them from predators.

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ISO 9001 Certification In Textile Manufacturing Explained

Posted by Craig Zola on Nov 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Lots of companies manufacture textiles - but how can you be sure that their goods are manufactured to a higher standard, consistently? That's where the certification of quality management systems  can help to give you trust that a company is manufacturing with consistent quality. The gold standard of quality manufacturing system certifications is  ISO 9001. You may have seen the ISO 9001-certified claim made by companies as diverse as Nestle and DHL. 

But what is ISO certification? It's become ubiquitous, we see the logo at the bottom of manufacturers, suppliers, and other company web sites. But what does it really mean for you, the customer? Let's explain exactly what ISO 9001 certification stands for and what it means when you buy products from one of our Herculite brands.

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The World’s Most Rugged Tents: Meet Eureka’s Tactical Military Soft Shelters

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Sep 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Good shelter is hard to come by on the front lines. Between rain, snow, wind, and the sun, conditions in the field can be daunting.

Eureka! Tent company has been finding solutions to support operations in the field since the second world war. Since then, Eureka has manufactured all-purpose and specialty tents for the armed forces, including mobile hospital tents, barracks, mess halls, and more. They’ve become a key supplier for the military by introducing new technology to minimize pack weight and improve resilience under the harshest conditions.

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American Manufacturing: Why it Matters

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Sep 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As the world’s second-largest manufacturer, the United States has historically benefited from a robust manufacturing market, boasting plentiful manufacturing jobs and competitive power in the global economy.

However, high tariffs and expensive labor pose significant challenges, and this August, U.S. manufacturing shrank for the first time in about ten years, sparking concerns about the sector’s future. Are there still benefits to domestic manufacturing?

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Performance Fabrics and Military Applications

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jun 17, 2019 12:13:00 PM

Did you know that performance fabrics are used for a wide variety of products in the military, industrial, and agricultural industries? In the military, these specialty fabrics are used for clothing, gear, and other applications like in the lining of rockets. In the field, soldiers rely upon their gear to get them through a hot or cold day; having a performance fabric specially designed to manage body temperature can help them complete their missions or tasks.

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How to Tell Whether a Military Fabric is Durable Enough to Withstand Harsh Environmental Elements

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Jun 10, 2019 12:10:00 PM

There are multiple military fabric durability concerns one must keep in mind when selecting the right fabric, and fabric supplier, when purchasing for military needs. Many military fabrics on the market look good enough to the naked eye, but just looking good doesn't mean the fabrics will be long-lasting, high-quality products built to withstand the wear and tear of daily use.

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Matt Brommer Named Marketing Manager for Herculite, Inc.

Posted by Craig Zola on May 22, 2019 1:39:32 PM

Matt Brommer has been named marketing manager for Herculite, Inc., a leader in flexible composite textiles for performance applications in solar protection, marine, tents and structures, healthcare and digital graphics.

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Military Fabrics: Uses and Applications

Posted by Chad Twombly on May 20, 2019 12:13:00 PM

When you think of fabrics, you probably don’t think of the military. But, the military uses specialty fabrics for a variety of uses. In fact, the military uses specialty fabrics for more than just things like uniforms and tent fabric.

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