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York County-based Dallco producing HoodiePillow

By , - Last modified: July 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM

York-based Dallco Industries Inc. is manufacturing the HoodiePillow, a pillowcase with a drawstring hood similar to a sweatshirt that's garnered some national media attention over the past several months.

Dallco, a sewn products company, started working with the HoodiePillow prototype about four weeks ago and recently began pillowcase production, Dallco President Doug Dallmeyer said.

Size of the first run and other production details are still to be worked out with New Jersey-based HoodiePillow, he said.

The pillowcase is one more in a growing list of niche products assembled and sewn by Dallco. It also produces sports protection items and dog products, as well as bulletproof vests and vehicle covers for the military. The company has been in operation since 1923, sewing clothing in the early years. In the 1990s, Dallmeyer ventured into other areas due to the heavy outsourcing of garment production to foreign companies.

"You can't call it the garment industry anymore," he said. "We diversified ourselves and we're quick to respond."

The HoodiePillow was invented by New Jersey couple Christopher and Dana Hindley following the birth of their triplet daughters. Their story has gotten the HoodiePillow airtime on national TV networks such as MSN and ABC News, as well as with lifestyle and home décor bloggers.

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