History of INNOTEX®
The production of various garments began in 1889 at our Richmond facility. In the late 60s the company became the outerwear division of Bombardier Recreational Products that was later sold to Camoplast Inc. After manufacturing for over 20 years extreme sports outerwear, winter sports and football protective equipment the transition began to FR industrial and military protective apparel in the mid-1980s. In 1999, a new management team decided to merge the know-how in Extreme sports and Fire Retardant industrial/military apparel designs and manufacturing to create a new generation of turnout gear, identified as the INNO5000 / INNO6000 SERIES™. The next step was to find a new company name. INNOTEX® was chosen, as it is derived from our mission to continuously INNOvate through TEXtile. The first UL® certified turnout gear subsequently was made in 2001.
Today, INNOTEX®’s commitment is to keep on providing firefighters with the absolute best turnout gear maximizing their performance and safety. INNOTEX® has been chosen by several hundred Fire Departments and currently protects some of the largest Fire Departments in North America, the military as well as large International FD.