Dan St. Louis, manager, reports the Manufacturing Solutions Center has received a contract from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America to test specific yarns and direct the prototyping of a product using the yarn. This is the first project assigned to the North Carolina consortium that has applied to be a national Fabric Discovery Center. The Textile Technology Center and N.C. State University and the MSC have pursued the project with support from key leaders in the N.C. General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper. AFFOA was created at MIT to push revolutionary research and development for products used by the U.S. Military.