Yearly Archives: 2009

GENTEX Corporation has Achieved SEA Stage One Certification

November 20, 2009

Irvine, California – November 20, 2009 – The Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) announced that GENTEX Respiratory Systems, an aerospace company located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, has achieved SEA Stage One Certification. GENTEX Respiratory Systems is an integrated life support systems company, designing and manufacturing respiratory systems for human protection and enhanced human performance. Its various…

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GENTEX Awarded $1.8 Million Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) Contract by U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM)

July 22, 2009

CARBONDALE, PA (July 22, 2009) – The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) awarded GENTEX Corporation of Carbondale, PA a $1.8 million contract for the production of Developmental Test units for the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) program. The purpose of the accelerated ECH acquisition program is to develop the next generation combat helmet that will…

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GENTEX Awarded $6.1 Million Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) Contract by U.S. Army

July 15, 2009

GENTEX Respiratory Systems announced today that the company was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army for the Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) System through September 2011.  On June 29, 2009, the company was awarded a $6,081,302 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for an award of a cost-plus-incentive fee delivery order to design, develop, test, prepare associated documentation…

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GENTEX Welcomes New Canadian Distributor

June 11, 2009

GENTEX is pleased to announce a key expansion to our distribution family. Kitchener Aero Avionics Ltd. (KAAV) is the newest authorized GENTEX distributor. They are located at Waterloo International Airport (CYKF) in Breslau, Ontario. Kitchener Aero has served the unique needs of general and business aviation since 1977. As one of the most respected and…

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ACH Helmets Recalled for Screw Replacement

May 19, 2009

A limited number of Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH) manufactured by GENTEX Corporation have been recalled due to an issue associated with their helmet retention hardware. The recall affects helmets supplied to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force from October 2008 to January 2009. In January 2009, GENTEX learned of the use of an…

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Check Fraud Alert

April 23, 2009

Advisory: Fraudulent checks, purporting to be from GENTEX Corporation, have apparently been sent out in the name of the International Award Claim Department of Niagara Falls, NY. These checks have been issued in an attempt to elicit return payments from recipients to cover government taxes on lottery winnings. If you have received one of these…

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GENTEX Patient Isolation Unit (PIU) Cleared by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Type II Medical Device

January 30, 2009

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (January 30, 2009) – GENTEX Respiratory Systems received notification from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that it has completed the review of the GENTEX PIU 510(k) product marketing clearance application. FDA has cleared our PIU product to be marketed as a Type II Medical Device as identified below and for the following…

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Aluminized Fabrics Reflects On 50 Years

January 28, 2009

Carbondale, PA, Jan. 28, 2009 – 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of GENTEX’s Aluminized Fabrics. The technology was borne as a result of the company’s earlier work with designing parachutes that could reflect radar. This original proprietary process utilized a silk parachute treated with pure silver for radar reflectivity as well as air permeability, resulting…

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