Puerto Rico Apparel Manufacturing (PRAMA) Corp. is a Puerto Rican industry, registered in 2006 and which began operations in 2007. Its facilities are in two PRIDCO buildings in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
PRAMA’s staff has more than 27 years of experience and amounts to 285 active employees. Expansion plans include acquiring a third building to modernize a fabric cutting department and increasing the staff to 360 active employees.
The company is engaged in the manufacturing of textile products, especially military uniforms for the United States Department of Defense.
The owner is Ivette Lebrón who was certified in 2013 as “Small Business, Women Economically Disadvantaged Owned”. She had previous experience working in administrative duties in the manufacturing industry. Another key person behind the success of this company is Edwin Quiles Casimiro, who worked with his father in 1989, in his family business attending to commercial and military contracts.
During the pandemic, Ivette and her husband began to think about how they could contribute and immediately identified the need and shortage of face masks. With the greatest agility they redirected their production of military uniforms to manufacturing face masks. They began to identify non-profit institutions such as “Hands for Puerto Rico”, who distribute these masks to doctors, nurses, paramedics, police, firefighters, among other first responders.
“We feel very honored and proud to be able to collaborate for the well-being of our Puerto Rico, even more so after everything that has happened to us, Hurricane Maria, the earthquakes and now this pandemic.”