A Proud History

Founded in 1919 by World War I veteran B.A. Bower, Camel Manufacturing Company got its start producing civilian canvas tarps and truck covers made from surplus Army tents. At the onset of World War II, Camel began the much needed production of military tents and vehicle covers for the U.S. Army.

The company's dedication to the U.S. Armed Forces through several conflicts, including the Korean and Vietnam wars, led to multiple expansions and eventually a sole focus on military-related products. Now the nation's longest continuous producer of military tents, Camel is proud to have the opportunity to be Serving Those Who Serve Since 1919.

What others are saying

Though Camel's track record speaks for itself, industry leaders and organizations are also talking. Several groups have awarded the company with significant and notable quality and manufacturing certificates, such as:

  • Tennessee Quality Award
  • IFAI Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Contractor Self-Oversight Program
  • ISO 9001:2000
  • Defense Logistics Agency Award
  • IFAI Outstanding Achievement Award
  • HUBZone Program