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About us

Short bark Industries, Inc. (SBI) is

a Berry Amendment compliant government contractor specializing in tactical apparel and gear. We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified woman-owned business. SBI's production facilities, with an open capacity of 90,000 square feet, are located in Guanica, Puerto Rico, which is a certified HUBZone and Labor Surplus Area. Our corporate headquarters is located in Vonore, Tennessee.


Our products

SBI has extensive experience...

producing military apparel to precise government specifications. Our current and previously manufactured items include but are not limited to: Military MOLLE, Medium and Large Rucksacks, Assault Pack, IWCS, ACU, ABU, BDU, Helmut Covers, FROG, A2CU, etc.


Our Mission

Our mission at Short Bark Industries, Inc.

is to provide our customers with a quality product, consistent with their expectations, and with deliveries that exceed their expectations for competitive value. We continually strive to fulfill our mission.

Latest News

OCT 19, 2011

Short Bark Industries, Inc. was pleased to host the U.S. Marine Corps on October 19, 2011 for a post-award conference on the Tier 2 Protective Outer Garment (POG)...

Tier II POST Award...

Originally developed by Hawk Protection Ltd, a Northern Ireland company, in association with the British Ministry of Defense, the Tier 2 POG provides additional ballistic protection against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the groin and femoral artery areas. Both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines stationed in Afghanistan became aware of this added protection through their interactions with British forces. Initial purchases for the Tier 2 were done straight from theater; however both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines then solicited for Berry compliant (Made in the U.S.A.) systems during late summer 2011. Hawk Protection Inc. (the U.S. affiliate for Hawk Protection Ltd) teamed with Short Bark Industries teamed and Ibiley Manufacturing to offer Tier 2 to both services. Having offered the best solution which was also battlefield tested Hawk Inc was awarded the contracts for both services with Ibiley Manufacturing providing the ballistics and Short Bark Industries manufacturing the carriers.