As many businesses and manufacturing facilities have been severely crushed by the economic impacts of the coronavirus virus in early 2020, American Apparel, Inc., headquartered in Selma, has remained steadfast through the last 12 months in support of the U.S. military. Established in 1987, with manufacturing facilities in Selma, Opp, Oneonta, and Centre, the company employs approximately 700 people.
American Apparel produces combat uniforms for the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy. The company also provides the all-weather coats (produced in Cherokee and Blount counties) for the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
The company was recently awarded two prestigious awards by DLA Troop Support for the Military District of Washington to produce raincoats and overcoats for soldiers that guard the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier at The Arlington National Cemetery Virginia. These soldiers guard The Tomb 24/7/365 regardless of the weather conditions.
Chuck Lambert, President, and CEO of American Apparel stated, “It has and continues to be a challenging time due to the setbacks of the pandemic, but we will continue to be a proud supporter of our military and provider of jobs for these local communities in which we operate.”