Serving our troops domestically and abroad from right here in Pioneer, TN!
Serving those who serve us since 1919
Camel is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of high quality tent products for the U.S. government and military. In addition, Camel’s product line includes insulated tent liners, light systems, map boards, power distribution boxes, and tent frame and pole support systems.
Nearly a century’s worth of experience combined with expertise and innovations has helped Camel become one of the nation’s leading military tent providers. Headquartered in Caryville, Tennessee, Camel currently handles 45% of the Armed Forces tent market, and has designed and manufactured 750,000 military tents and 50,000 chemical protective apparel items.
Though Camel has developed significant expertise in its field, the company continuous to improve its products through more efficient design, engineering and product innovations. Employees and management meet weekly to discuss improvements in production, output, innovation and efficiency.
Continuous reinvestment in state-of-the-art, customized equipment and facilities has helped Camel become one of the nation’s leading military tent suppliers.
A proud history
Founded in 1919 by World War I veteran B.A. Bower, Camel Manufacturing Company got its start producing civilian canvas tarps and truck covers made from surplus Army tents. At the onset of World War II, Camel began the much needed production of military tents and vehicle covers for the U.S. Army.
The company’s dedication to the U.S. Armed Forces through several conflicts, including the Korean and Vietnam wars, led to multiple expansions and eventually a sole focus on military-related products. Now the nation’s longest continuous producer of military tents, Camel is proud to have the opportunity to be Serving Those Who Serve Since 1919.