A Stafford Springs woolen mill, one of a few remaining in the U.S., has won a $2 million military contract to make Army dress uniforms in a Pentagon initiative to strengthen industrial supply chains damaged by the coronavirus.

American Woolen Co. Inc. will produce polyester and wool blend fabric for the U.S. Army.

The $187 million Department of Defense program is intended to back the defense workforce in shipbuilding, aircraft manufacturing and clothing and textiles and restore jobs lost as a result of the virus.

“This new investment to keep production of U.S. Army uniforms here at home, in eastern Connecticut, will help ensure that the men and women of our armed services have the resources they need no matter what,” said Rep. Joe Courtney, the Connecticut Democrat whose congressional district includes American Woolen. Read More