Eli Valenzuela named Hispanic Vetrepreneur 2016


Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that President and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Valenzuela was named the 2016 Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).  NaVOBA was established as a nationwide organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all of America’s veteran-owned businesses. Vetrepreneur magazine is the only national publication in the country dedicated exclusively to covering the veteran-owned business movement which is 3 million members strong.  Mr. Valenzuela is featured in the September 2016 issue of Vetrepreneur  Magazine.

“I am truly honored to be selected for this recognition,” said Mr. Valenzuela. “To be chosen from among so many wonderful and successful Hispanic veterans is a blessing.  It is a testament to how hard our team works every day to keep our business growing and our team working.”

First State Manufacturing has become an award winning company and is one of the most successful manufacturers of its size in the nation, manufacturing products which include carpet refurbishment; mass transit seating, B52 parts, C17 parts, V22 seats, plugs and covers; C130 seating solutions; C5 refurbishment; missile and truck covers and pharmaceutical supplies.  First State Manufacturing has earned its reputation for providing solutions that solve the challenges its customer’s face, while continuing to grow manufacturing jobs in Sussex county, Delaware.