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Origin USA proves manufacturing can be done in Maine

A Maine company finds a niche in performance wear, specifically that worn in combat sports such as jiu-jitsu. It is now fast growing as it expands its offering.

FARMINGTON (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- A Maine company is becoming a player in the action wear market. Origiin USA is producing clothing that is 100% engineered, knit, designed and manufactured in the USA. Much of that is done using Maine hands creating Maine jobs.

Peter Roberts of Farmington (New Sharon) built the plant in his home area.

He started with giis, the uniform of the jiu-jitsu competitor.and has expanded his offerings.

"You create your first piece of clothing with struggle and a lot of late nights," he said.

However, the company continues its rapid growth.

His latest products involve a material called Warpwick which he hopes will revolutionize the performance wear business.

The five year old company is already planning its next expansion.