The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition Gains Momentum in Operational Readiness and Warfighter Safety Initiative

BOSTON, MA – The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (the WPRC) is pleased to announce that five more leaders industry leaders have joined its effort to better protect and equip American service members. As of March 1, 2011, Eye Safety Systems, Leading Technology Composites Inc., Smith Optics, Tactical Holdings and Wild Things Tactical have all joined the unified industry voice for operational readiness and warfighter safety.

The WPRC was founded in 2009 as an advocate for the development and fielding of top quality organizational clothing and individual equipment for American warfighters. The WPRC membership consists of small business and multi-national corporations with a shared commitment to US service members and a shared sense of purpose. Each WPRC member company is creating domestic manufacturing jobs, maintaining a critical supply chain and providing American warfighters with the equipment they need to execute missions safely and effectively. The WPRC has achieved success in its early stages by briefing key decision makers on critical issues of operational readiness. The WPRC and its expanding membership look forward to continuing their mission in the 112th Congress and beyond.

 Additional members of the WPRC include ADS Inc., Bates Footwear, Benchmade Knife Company, Bluewater Defense, Brookwood Companies Inc., Darn Tough, DuPont, Duro Textiles, Honeywell, Insight Technology, International Textile Group, London Bridge Trading Company, Milliken & Company, New Balance, Otis Technology Inc., Outdoor Research, Pelican, Polartec, Surefire, TenCate Protective Fabrics, W. L. Gore and Wiley X. Additional leaders in the OCIE industry are expected to join as this effort continues to gain momentum.