San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman paid a visit Friday to a manufacturer in Ontario with strong ties to the U.S. military.
Action Embroidery, which makes virtually all of the patches used by each of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, escorted Hagman on a tour of its facility at 1315 W. Brooks St. in the south part of the city.
Hagman, whose visit came the day before Veterans Day, saw workers in the company’s machine shop and assembly areas go through their work routines. He was escorted by Ira J. Newman, president of the company and an Action Embroidery employee for 25 years.
“It’s always great to learn how things are made,” Hagman said when the tour was finished. “We would definitely like to see more manufacturing like this in San Bernardino County. We’re going to push for it hard, because we know we can compete with anyone.”
Action Embroidery employs about 150 people at its California facility, which it has occupied since 1986. It also has a manufacturing and assembly operation outside of Miami, Fla., Newman said.