North Monmouth, ME — This afternoon, U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited Tex Tech Industries in North Monmouth to tour the manufacturing facility and meet with employees from their accounting, operations, human resources, and administrative teams.
“For more than a century, Tex Tech Industries, headquartered in Maine, has been a global leader in engineering high-performance textiles and materials that are instrumental in protecting the dedicated men and women of our nation’s military and law enforcement, and improving commercial air travel safety,” said Senator Collins. “At this critical time in our country’s history, American people need to see that we are still a nation of vision, energy, and determination. The manufacturing being done right her in Kennebec County is setting that example on a global scale, showing that Maine is home to some of the most talented engineers, the best workers, and the most creative people in the world. For these reasons, I will continue to work to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.”
In 2010, Senator Collins worked with Tex Tech to secure a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the development of Ballistic CORE Technology, which provides enhanced protection for military and law enforcement personnel.
Since 1904, Tex Tech has grown to be one of the world’s leading needle and woven felt manufacturers, producing products involving aerospace, ballistics, automotive, filtration, as well as tennis ball felt. Headquartered in Portland, this global company also operates facilities in Utah, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona, as well as in Thailand, China, England, and Ireland. Their flagship manufacturing facility in North Monmouth covers 260,000 sq. ft. and is home to the Technical and Research and Development centers.