Our Orlando facilities consist of a 7,500 square foot concrete building with two loading/shipping docks and 800 square feet of administrative space. We currently operate one production shift. Manufacturing space is divided into three departments – round canopy production, ram-air production, and harness/container production. Each department has a full complement of sewing machines specific to its products, including many programmable automatic sewing machines.


Receiving Inspection Department

This department inspects, sorts and stocks all raw materials, webbing, tapes, fabric, lines, and hardware. Everything that comes through the door is pre-inspected before it ever hits our production line. Each canopy goes through another inspection before lines are attached. Lines go through a separate inspection after being cut, looped and sewn. All inspections are documented through final inspection after which the canopies are packed or shipped to the customer.

Inspection Procedures

Inspectors are FAA Parachute Riggers and most of them have a skydiving background. In-process inspections are made on all major components as they go through the manufacturing process within each department. This greatly reduces the possibility of rejected parts while going through the stitching and assembly process. There is a final Inspection area for each department that has all documentation, jigs and final inspection sheets for each item built in that department. All major items are date stamped, serial numbered and stamped with the Inspector's unique numbered stamp.

We excel because . . .

 . . . we are more than just a sew shop or Rigging Loft - we design, test and fabricate parachutes as complete systems – all under one roof.

Harness/Container Department

Double-needle machines have attachments specifically for installing binding tape to containers. Most of the single needle sewing machines are “medium duty” to handle tough container fabric and webbing. Harness machines of the 7-Class variety handle thick webbing configurations. There are also automatic machines capable of handling multiple layers of fabric or webbing with an automatic WW or 4-point stitch pattern.

Ram-Air Canopy Department

With an array of double-needle machines this department is able to handle ram-air canopies in a large variety of production sizes from 12 to 425 square feet. A separate cutting table is used for cutting lines which uses a special technique of looping and stitching the line ends while the lines are at the table, greatly cutting down on labor assembly time. All of the canopy fabric is cut with a computer controlled cutting table to assure precise cutting according to digital patterns.

Round Canopy Department

Our line of double-needle 1/2” and 3/8” gauge machines are set-up specifically for assembling and taping round canopies. Zigzag machines (308 stitch) are for suspension lines and reinforcing specific areas on canopies.  The line-cutting table allows lines to be tensioned as a group to stabilize the lines before cutting. All the sewing machines are nested into tables that allow an easy flow of material with a minimum of handling.