Those who wear the products provided by Fechheimer Brothers Company are covered, so that they can help to protect and serve others. Founded in 1842, the company is a subsidiary of billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. It's a leading uniform manufacturer that outfits those who are employed in public service industries, such as corrections, fire and EMS, military, police, postal, and military schools, as well as the umpires on the field or court. The company's portfolio includes brand names such as Flying Cross by Fechheimer and Urban Defender (battle dress uniforms). Fechheimer Brothers Company, which sells its products worldwide, owns a handful of US manufacturing plants.
Based in Ohio, Fechheimer Brothers Company enjoys a global reach, selling its products in more than 50 countries.
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The company serves several sectors, such as law enforcement, fire and EMS services, military, postal service, and tactical and special operations. It also provides ceremonial uniforms. Some of its customers include the US Navy, California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Cincinnati Police.
It sells its products through dealers and distributors, as well as through more than 500 independent stores in 50-plus countries worldwide and online.
Fechheimer Brothers Company operates as part of Berkshire Hathaway's Other Manufacturing, Service, and Retailing Businesses segment, which contributed 24% of its fiscal 2012 revenue.
Besides its production plants in Kentucky, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, the uniforms maker and marketer boasts international manufacturing partners in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Fechheimer Brothers Company is part of behemoth investment firm Berkshire Hathaway.