When you see Fechheimer Brothers Company products, you might not be having the best of days. Founded in 1842, it's a subsidiary of billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. The firm is a leading uniform manufacturer that outfits those who are employed in public service industries, such as corrections, fire and EMS, military, police, postal, and umpires, as well as military school students. Brand names include Flying Cross by Fechheimer and Urban Defender (battle dress uniforms). Fechheimer Brothers Company owns manufacturing plants in (Hodgenville) Kentucky, (Grantsville) Maryland, and (Jefferson) Pennsylvania.
The company shuttered its shirt manufacturing plant in Martin, Tennessee in 2008, citing insufficient volume, resulting in the loss of some 150 jobs.