Valley Apparel LLC is the continuation of an uninterrupted manufacturing tradition of excellence started in 1959. We are a small business concern with manufacturing facilities in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. The management of the company is led by John Niethammer, who has over 50 years of government contracting and manufacturing experience. Our heritage is deeply rooted in serving the US Military. This manufacturing heritage started soon after the Korean conflict, continued on through Vietnam, and now in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Through this time, we have manufactured and delivered millions of apparel items to all branches of the Armed Forces.
As more and more manufacturing is moved offshore, Valley continues to be deeply committed to “Made in America”. We are family-owned and, as we have grown over the past 50+ years, have remained loyal to our community, customers, and employees (a trait that has become increasingly rare in society).
Our original manufacturing facility has been located in Knoxville, Tennessee, since 1979 and encompasses over 65,000 square feet. It is comprised of a multi-building complex that employs 150 people, many of whom are second generation employees. With growth, we expanded in 2008 to an additional location in Clinton, Tennessee. This facility is 66,000 square feet and employs about 60 people.
We are ISO-certified and emphasize timely deliveries of quality products manufactured in the US by well-trained and dedicated employees. We are in business to serve those who protect the freedoms we hold dear and will do all in our power to provide them the apparel they need to better perform their operations.