Chuck Gleason’s company Eagle Sports makes high-end wet-suits mainly for the competitive water-skiing market. He wanted to build a product with more value for the customers wearing them – and used Optitex to achieve this. “Since installing Optitex,” Chuck says, “we have gone from making five or six suits per day to making 20 to 25 suits per day. We save hundreds of man-hours each year on new suit designs and patterns alone. We’ve gone from $350K in sales to $1.5M in three years and we continue to grow without the need to add more shifts or people.” All of this means less rework, less materials wasted, and faster time to market with more cutting edge designs. That is obviously great for business. But it’s also great for the skiers.