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First State Manufacturing, Inc. - Milford, DE

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Scott Crothers to Lead Military Division at the 2017 Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo

Press release date: Sep 06, 2017

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing (FSM) is proud to announce that Scott Crothers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for First State Manufacturing, has been chosen to lead the discussion for the Military Division at the 2017 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 25-28. A member of the Military Board since 2013, Crothers has been a member of the FSM Family since 2011.

Recently elected to the board for a second term, Janelle Wells, IFAI’s Division Specialist, said “Scott Crothers has proven to be an invaluable contributor to the board, and we’re excited to have him for another term. His leadership and experience with First State Manufacturing are exceptional in advancing the efforts of IFAI representing the global industrial fabrics industry.”

First State Manufacturing is a well-established manufacturer of customized textile product and upholstery solutions and the supplier of choice for the fabrication of various mass transit, military and commercial seating, insulation, and textile products. Based in Milford, Delaware, FSM is an SBA-certified Veteran-owned business, minority owned and operated, and has earned the rating of Preferred Supplier of Choice for the U.S. Department of Defense.

To learn more about First State Manufacturing, go to, or contact 302 424 4520.


Scott Crothers

First State Manufacturing

301 S.E. 4th Street

Milford, DE 19963

Tel: 302.424.4520 x 308