COMMEMORATING TENNESSEE APPAREL CORPORATION -- (House of Representatives - May 11, 2004)
(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to commemorate the long-standing commitment of the Tennessee Apparel Corporation to the people of Waynesboro and Tullahoma, Tennessee.
From this company's earliest days in 1901 when it was known as the Sanders Manufacturing Company through its 100-year anniversary and beyond, the Tennessee Apparel Corporation has been at the forefront of supplying our troops with the clothing they need. From dress uniforms to cold-weather gear, Tennessee Apparel has been there for our American fighting men and women. In the last 100 years, they produced nearly 50 million military items. With approximately 480 employees in middle Tennessee, the Tennessee Apparel Corporation provides a tremendous service to our State and our Nation. God's blessing on these fine men and women.