Burlington, N.C. - Burlington Industries will begin making new physical training shorts for the U.S. Air Force. The contract is valued at $5.3 million.
The shorts are part of its performance fabrics and will be 35% lighter compared to the current physical training shorts. The shorts will be made out of a micro denier polyester fabric that includes using a Sorbtek fiber technology, made by UNIFI that will help absorb moisture. It will also help prevent stains from sweat and grass.
Jeff Peck, Burlington Industries President said they're company continues to look for new advancements in performance wear. "Our products range from basic innovations that elevate the performance of PT, battle and dress uniforms to the newest advanced technologies in infrared, insect repellant, cold weather, fire, and battle protection.
The company has been awarded seven military contracts this year worth more than $236 million over a five-year period.