John Howard Company proudly supports the Berry Amendment with a broad array of Military Specification (Berry Compliant) and commercial products manufactured in the USA. We offer a wide range of Berry Compliant products including: Plastic Hardware, Elastics that are woven braided or knitted, Industrial Sewing Threads, Cordage, Velcro, Zippers, Webbings & Tapes manufactured in Nylon, Polyester& Kevlar.
Products can be manufactured with (IR) Infrared Compliant yarns.
What is Berry Compliant?
Berry Compliant products are products which abide by the Berry Amendment which is a statutory requirement that restricts the Department of Defense (DoD) from using funds appropriated or otherwise available to DoD for procurement of food, clothing, fabrics, fibers, yarns, other made-up textiles, and hand or measuring tools that are not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States. The Berry Amendment has been critical to maintaining the safety and security of our armed forces, by requiring covered items to be produced in the United States. Textiles and clothing which are Berry Compliant is critical to the viability of the military and tactical textile and apparel production base in the United States.
All our colors for Berry Compliant Hardware are formulated to pass the military requirements for infrared reflectance. Berry Compliant Hardware is required for Military or Government contracts, and a great way to promote your Made in USA products.