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October 28, 2008


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Kenneth F. Rose, Director

Montgomery County

Business Development Center

Old County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1500

Fonda, NY 12068

Phone: (518) 853
-
8334

Fax: (518) 853
-
8336

www.mcida.org


Loan Approved for Breton Industries, Inc. Leading to the Retention of 106 Existing Jobs and
the Creation of 10 Jobs


City of Amsterdam, NY


The Montgomery County Business Development Center is pleased to
announce the approval of a $200,00
0 loan to Breton Industries, Inc.. The term of the loan is 5
-
years
at 1.5%. The company will utilize the loan proceeds to purchase machinery and equipment for their
expansion project at their current facility in the Edson Street Industrial Park. The ove
rall project of
$1,021,000 will entail a 19,200 sq. ft. expansion to their existing facility to increase their
manufacturing capacity along with the purchase of machinery and equipment. This loan will result in
the retention of the Company’s 106 employees
and will lead to the creation of 10 additional
employees over the next three years.


Breton Industries, Inc. is a follow up to Barlow Manufacturing Co. initiated by Griffith B Lewis in
1949, who specializes in custom fabric for the Department of Defense.

In 1972 Griffith B and G
Richard Lewis incorporated Breton Industries and as a result Griffith, G Richard, Peter and his son
Michael now occupy the executive positions of the company. The company manufactures hundreds
of high quality fabric including Nyl
on, Polyesters, Cotton, Kevlar, Nomex, Urethanes and Vinyl,
Silicone and more. Their product lines include Military and Government contracts, Emergency
Medical Teams, Industrial Corporations, Aerospace Technology and Recreational Equipment. The
company p
rovides in
-
house engineering and design assistance, welding frames for Jeep tops and
Military vehicles, bulk cutting of fabric, precision sewing of fabric, heating and sealing for superior
strength, painting of camouflage for the military designs and wareh
ouse and packaging specialties.
Some quality products include camouflage anti
-
glare enhancement shields, camouflage military parts,
covers and bags, high temperature silicone coated fiberglass, bow kit frames for military covers and
tops and doors for the

Humvee and trailers. The company has provided ballistic nylon fabric
protection in automobiles including Lyndon B Johnson’s after the assassination of President
Kennedy and Armored Tank projects. They provided research and development engineering for th
e
Modular Tent Program with Eureka Tent (Johnson Tent ) in Binghamton (war tents) and a variety of
programs with Martin Marietta, United Defense and other major defense contracts.


About Montgomery County Business Development Center


The Montgomery Coun
ty Business Development Center is a comprehensive resource for business and economic
development and planning services throughout Montgomery County. Available services include business development and
technical assistance; company and facility siting; work
force and labor development; and government coordination,
including permit processes and Empire Zone incentives. In addition, the Center provides County Planning services and
grant writing. The Montgomery County Business Development Center is comprised of
the Montgomery County
Industrial Development Agency and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development of Planning.