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Wellco to develop modular boot system for US military

Dec '05
Shoemaker Wellco Enterprises Inc announced that it was one of two contract awardees for the development of the US Army Modular Boot System. This award was the result of Wellco's response to the Modular Boot System solicitation that required submission of data and product demonstration models illustrating Wellco's concept of the modular boot system.

This contract provides the development of a Modular Boot System for the U. S. military. Presently, the Department of Defense buys four different boot styles to meet the varied climatic conditions encountered by military personnel.

The contract's goal is to develop a functional boot system to provide comfort in a temperature range of -60(degree)F to 120(degree)F. If successful, the new Modular Boot System would replace many, if not all, of the current boot styles.

The Department of Defense has placed its first order under this contract for 580 pairs of the Modular Boot System. The estimated contract price for this first order is $ 93,960 with a delivery date in March 2006.

This first order of boots will be evaluated, and if successful, additional production of the Modular Boot System will be ordered for expanded testing. If the Wellco Modular Boot System is successful through all phases of development and testing, the contract provides for Wellco to manufacture 160,000 pairs of this boot for issuance to military personnel.

Wellco Enterprises Inc began operations in Waynesville NC, Ro-Search Inc a subsidiary, develops shoe manufacturing processes and licenses its technology to other manufactures world-wide. Introduced a new line of combat boots incorporating running-shoe technology.

Blast protective boot and over boot enhanced by incorporating polyurethane injection, combined with rubber in the tread area for traction and wear. Opened Combat Footgear, etc by Wellco at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Wellco Enterprises Inc

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