For over 80 years, our customers have relied on Ehmke to meet their stringent military specifications, production needs, quality standards and delivery requirements.






Our company’s business philosophy is rooted in its commitment to provide creative solutions that meet our clients’ highly specialized needs.





By utilizing LEAN Enterprise initiatives, Ehmke can produce reduced lead times and greater production flexibility for our customers.



Since 1929, Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc. has designed and fabricated a diverse range of technical fabric products for the U.S. Armed Forces, its Allies, the Defense Industry, Commercial OEMs and a host of industrial applications. 

Our product lines encompass military fabric items, including almost everything the modern war fighter carries, including:

  • Soft-sided cases and bags
  • Tactical gear
  • MOLLE packs
  • Medical cases
  • Aviation acoustical and thermal blankets
  • Ground support covers
  • Tarpaulins
  • Vehicular covers
  • Field kitchen fabric components
  • Assorted bags
  • Carrying cases
  • Straps
  • Web assemblies
  • Flashlight and handcuff pouches
  • Tactical knife sheaths
  • Custom cases
  • Medical cases
Ehmke’s additional product lines include the thermal/acoustic blankets (FSC 1560, 2840 & 5640) for the Boeing Company Integrated Defense System Division’s Boeing CH-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey Rotorcraft and the fabric components and screens that comprise the Mobile Kitchen Trailer (FSC 5411 & 7360).

Corporate Information:

  • Physical Plant: One (1) Floor – 50,000 square feet building
  • Company Founded: May, 1929
  • Federal Tax Identification: 23-1655555
  • Duns and Bradstreet Number: 00-226-2186
  • Primary SIC Code: 2394
  • Primary NAICS Code: 314910
  • HUBZone
  • Primary Products: Industrial Textile / Technical Fabric end items

Trade Group Affiliations:

  • Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
  • IFAI Safety and Protective Fabrics Division

Professional Certifications:

  • IFAI Master Fabrics Craftsman Certification
  • IFAI Industrial Fabrics Manager Certification
  • IFAI Certified Project Planner Certification

Quality System Certification:

  • ISO 9001 (2008) (Certificate #13828)
  • AS9100:2008 (Certificate #13828)
  • Mil-I-45208
  • Statistical Process Control – US Government Certified (1993)

Ehmke is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 registered company – one of few in the textile industry.  By meeting these international quality standards, Ehmke’s Engineering & Design Department ensures our customers that every product is constructed in compliance with all applicable drawings, specifications and requirements.

Our Quality System utilizes highly trained and experienced operators who are measured by strict quality control procedures. This attention to detail enables Ehmke to deliver defect-free products under the most demanding delivery time frames.


For over 80 years, our customers have relied on Ehmke to meet their stringent military specifications, production needs, quality standards and delivery requirements.  Ehmke recently capped its 75th anniversary by receiving one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s highest honors. As a small business that has provided the U.S. Government and the textile industry with superior goods and services, Ehmke was recognized as the SBA’s 2005 National Prime Contractor of the Year.

Over the years, the company has garnered numerous awards for its design and fabrication expertise.  Read more about our awards >

Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc. is classified as a Small Business and is located in a federal designated HUBZone.