The new millennium brings more change as well as a solid start in the aerospace business and a breakout contract for high volume industrial sewing.
VTI receives Boeing Quality System approval in 2002 in pursuit of their insulation blankets. Then, in 2003, VTI is chosen as a subcontractor in support of the I-GNAT UAV, manufacturing its first collapsible fuel bladders specifically for UAV’s.
In 2005, VTI turns over leadership of the company to the second generation of Mollura’s and welcomes Dan Mollura as the new President. Carlos Sr. remains on as Chairman of the Board and trusted advisor.
2005 is also the year VTI becomes the first U.S. company qualified to manufacture the Advanced Technology Anti-Gravity Suit (ATAGS), which it continues to manufacture for the U.S. Air Force and Navy.
In 2007, VTI invests in an Eton Material Handling system to support a large multi-year contract for sewn military bags. The system automates handling and delivery of textiles directly to operator stations for large scale industrial sewing operations.
In 2008, VTI’s quality system is certified to the ISO9001 standard, which opens the door for additional business opportunities from those customers and industries that require it.