Author Archives: Joan Cook

Gentex Donates HGU-56/P to the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation

Gentex Corporation donated an HGU-56/P to the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation for a silent auction which took place in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 18, 2007.  The silent auction raised funds in conjunction with the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) to honor an outstanding firefighter who displayed courage and valor in the previous year, who was…

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Gentex Awarded $1.5 Million Contract by U.S. Air Force for the Patient Isolation Unit (PIU) Program

Carbondale, PA (December 21, 2006) – Today, Gentex Corporation was awarded a $1.5M Contract for the System Development and Design (SDD) Phase of the Patient Isolation Unit (PIU) contract along with three Production Options by the U.S. Air Force. The successful award was a joint effort of the company’s four business units – Respiratory Products…

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Gentex Respiratory Products Awarded $1.5 Million Contract by U.S. Air Force for the Gentex Quick Don Mask (QDM) System

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (December 6, 2006) – Gentex Respiratory Products was today awarded a $1.5M contract by the U.S. Air Force for Aircrew Quick Don Mask (QDM) Protective Breathing Equipment. This is slated to be a 14-month program, which will culminate in the delivery, support and testing of Operational User Evaluation (OUE) Units. The Southern…

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Gentex Announces Several New Management Roles

Steve Zawislak, Gentex Performance Materials Business Unit Manager Tim Montefour, Gentex Performance Materials Operations Manager (November 6, 2006) – Today, Gentex formally announced the appointment of Tim Montefour to Operations Manager and Steve Zawislak to Business Unit Manager, both within the Performance Materials – Textiles Business Unit, which is based in Carbondale, PA. The Textiles…

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HaloSource and Gentex to Jointly Develop Military and Homeland Security Chemical Biological Defense Applications

Redmond, Washington (April 20, 2006) – HaloSource, Inc. of Redmond, Washington, and Gentex® Corporation of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, agreed recently to joint collaboration and technology development work focused on protective chemical/biological apparel, strippable barriers, reactive coatings and air and water purification applications for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)….

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Gentex Respiratory Products Business Unit Awarded $9.5 Million Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) Contract By U.S. Air Force

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (April 13, 2006) – Gentex Respiratory Products was today awarded a $9.5M contract by the U.S. Air Force for a System Development & Demonstration (SDD) effort for the Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) System with production options at over $170M through 2012. The southern California-facility, a business unit of Gentex Corporation headquartered…

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Gentex Corporation Presents Donations To The Pennsylvania Special Olympics And Carbondale YMCA

( CARBONDALE , PA ) – Gentex Corporation recently presented monetary donations totaling $1,500 to the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and the Carbondale YMCA. The two monetary donations to the two community organizations were the direct result of the profits from the sale of raffle tickets and T-shirts to the Carbondale-company’s employees, who attended the company’s…

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Gentex® Performance Materials Incorporates CarbonX® Fiber Into Flexir® Infrared Heat Resistant Textile Line

SALT LAKE CITY- October 21, 2005 – Gentex ® Performance Materials and Chapman Innovations today jointly announced an agreement in which Gentex will incorporate CarbonX ® fiber into its Flexir ® infrared heat resistant textile line. CarbonX yarn will be utilized in an innovative knit substrate of Gentex’s Flexir ® line, furthering the Dual Mirror…

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Gentex Corporation Awarded Para Master High Altitude/Low Opening Helmet System Contract By U.S. Army 101 st Airborne Unit

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005 (CARBONDALE, PA) – Gentex Corporation received notification of a significant contract award recently from the U.S. Army’s 101 st Airborne Unit for the manufacture and delivery of 120 Para Master (PM) High Altitude/Low Opening (HALO) helmet systems. This is the first contract award by U.S. Armed Forces for Gentex’s newly introduced…

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GENTEX Corporation Awarded $26.3 Million U.S. Army Advanced Combat Helmet Contact

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2005 (CARBONDALE, PA) – Gentex Corporation received official award notification from the U.S. Army for a $26.3 million contract for the initial delivery of 120,000 ballistic helmets and 1,200 spares kits. The five-year contract contains provisions for additional quantities to be awarded following the first year’s commitment. The Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH)…

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