R&D Design Capabilities

The foundation of Peckham’s Design Team is built on key partnerships with the customer and the supply base. Our focus is supporting all branches of the military in the development of clothing systems, single item garments and tactical protective gear. If the warfighter wears it, we can make it. Design Pattern Development Experts have more than 15 years of combined experience working with the military customer.

Not only do we focus on fit, form and function, but we also support the customer in a wide range of services including:
  • pattern development
  • pattern modifications
  • editing and updating technical data packages
  • proof reading and updating purchase descriptions
  • system integration and solutions
  • rapid prototyping
Our rapid response to providing the customer with a finished prototype garment is what sets up apart. Our Design Center is supported by cutting-edge computer-aided equipment, a dedicated prototype cutting table and a team of highly trained prototype sewers. Our relationships with the supply base enable us to locate a specific fabric or component, ensuring that we are giving the customer a finished product that exceeds their expectations.

Core Competencies
  • Design for manufacturability
  • R&D rapid prototype
  • Rapid response to urgent requirements
  • Pattern development
  • Solution driven
  • Customer focused
  • Extensive knowledge of military clothing systems
  • Configuration Management
Product Development Collaborations
  • Generation III Cold Weather Layer
  • FREE
  • MCP
  • PRU-70
  • Air Endurance Vest


Cheryl Wright
Director of Manufacturing Business Development 

Ed Terris
Vice President of Manufacturing
Phone: 517.316.4322

Awards & Recognition 
  • Capitol Area Manaufacturing Council Business Excellence Award 2015
  • (Marine Corps MARPAT Jacket & Hardface Micro Fleece Cap by Polartec)
  • 2010 Michigan Manufacturer of the Year (MMA MI MARF Association) 
  • Polartec® APEX Award 2009 (USMC Flame Resistant Grid Fleece Shirt) 
  • NISH National Government Award for Products 2007
  • PEO Solider
  • Polartec® APEX Award 2007