Founded in May 2014 by two industry veterans with nearly 40 years of experience combined, 1947 LLC is a full-service textile solution provider specializing in military, tactical, and industrial products.
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1947 LLC has extremely strong relationships with all domestic weavers of nylon, polyester, nylon/cotton and cotton substrates.
The founders have been able to team up with the most experienced dyers, printers, coaters, and finishers in the global textile industry. All of these relationships allow 1947 LLC to have the flexibility to provide customers with the best solution for their fabric and technology needs as well as the ability to develop and test new products.
1947 LLC develops and sources woven and knit fabrics globally. Our domestic partners produce to the highest quality standards with testing being completed by accredited labs. In Asia, 1947 LLC maintains a Shanghai office that ensures our customers will receive the same quality and service they experience in the US.
Co-Founder, Ben Galpen, has over 25 years of experience in the textile industry. Ben is on of the most knowledgeable and respected people in the textile industry. He has a BA in communications from the University of Rhode Island.
Co-Founder, Ed Ricci, has over 30 years of experience in the textile industry. A 3rd generation textile executive in which for the past ten years was CEO of a group of textile companies in the United States and Asia. Through his vast experience and previous responsibility for over 6000 textile workers worldwide innovation has always been a top priority. He has a BS in Marketing from Boston College and an MA from Bryant University.
Vice President of Sales, Bryan Boulis, has over 40 years of broad woven textile experience sourcing fabrics both domestically and globally for a wide variety of end users. He has a BS in business Administration from Stonehill College.
“We are leaders in the global camouflage market as a distributor of MULTICAM® and the safety of the soldier is our main focus. Wherever we produce in the world, excellent quality is driven by the people who wear our fabrics.”
— Ben Galpen, Co-Founder of 1947 LLC & Partner at Ocean State Innovations
Only 1947 LLC will be responsible for new MULTICAM® fabric development in the US as well as international MULTICAM® fabric sales and distribution.
Texcel Industries has been a leader in the manufacturing of military solid and camouflage webbing for over 18 years. Texcel has been involved in almost every major military contract, including IOTV, OTV, ILBE, FILBE, PLATE CARRIER, MTV< IMTV, and MOLLE COMPONENTS.
47 PRO 6 is a family of premium C6-based aqueous fluorochemical finishes designed to impart high oil & water repellency to natural and synthetic fibers including polyester, nylon, spandex, cotton, rayon, and blends.
1947 LLC is a distributor of MULTICAM® Fabric
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