Unisync Awarded $11.2 Million Contract
By Marketwired News
VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – June 16, 2016) – Unisync Corp. (TSX VENTURE: UNI) (“Unisync”) is pleased to advise that Public Works and Government Services Canada has awarded an $11.2 million contract to its 90% owned subsidiary, Peerless Garments LP of Winnipeg, Manitoba (“Peerless”) for the manufacture and delivery of combat rainsuits. The contract contains a firm order valued at $5.5 million for the delivery of 13,400 jackets and 9,800 trousers to the Canadian Forces and one option for similar quantities exercisable during the 36 months following the award date. These highly sophisticated garments are scientifically designed and adapted to serve the men and women of the Canadian Forces in hot/wet weather environments.
Peerless has been a key supplier to the Canadian Forces since the early 1950s, during which time it has developed strong expertise in working with highly technical fabrics and manufacturing garments to rigid specifications. Peerless’ line of military operational clothing aims to reduce detection through camouflage and concealment while ensuring that soldiers are kept warm, dry and comfortable when exposed to extreme weather conditions.
Peerless has an able management team headed by our minority partner and President, Albert El Tassi — a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and a Member of both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. “This contract is a welcome addition to the contract awarded last November for the production and delivery of cold weather parkas and trousers which totaled $12.1 million including options, and the exercise last August of two options totaling $16.7 million on the New Enhanced Combat Uniform Contract which was awarded to Peerless in October of 2012.” commented Mr. El Tassi.
Unisync also operates through one other business unit: Unisync Group Limited of Mississauga, Ontario. Unisync Group is a leading customer-focused provider of corporate apparel, serving a list of leading Canadian iconic brands such as Air Canada and Purolator. In 2015 Unisync Group acquired a 100% equity interest in Vancouver based Omega Uniform Systems Ltd. and Ottawa area Carleton Uniforms Inc. The combined operations of Unisync represent a vertically integrated and proudly Canadian enterprise with exceptional capabilities in garment design, domestic manufacturing and off-shore outsourcing, combined with state-of-the-art web based B2B ordering, distribution and program management systems.
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