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It Survived A Depression And Two World Wars. Now, Fruhauf Uniforms Marches Through Latest Challenge

Fruhauf Uniforms in Wichita survived the 1918 pandemic, the Great Depression and more recent recessions. And now, with the pandemic, it’s again finding its way through a difficult time.

The family-owned company produces high-end marching band uniforms and school banners for high schools and colleges nationwide. Business is good, but not where it should be: Fruhauf is projecting a 20% loss in sales this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Right now, our volume is down considerably from where we should be,” said co-owner Kenny Fruhauf. “But we were able to keep everybody working five days a week.”