|Industry:||Apparel & Fashion|
|Headquarters:||South Plainfield, NJ|
Tumi, Inc. , a manufacturer of suitcases and bags for travel, is based in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford after a stint in the Peace Corps in Peru, the company is named after a Peruvian ceremonial knife used for sacrifices. Tumi, Inc. has been a unit of Doughty Hanson & Co. since 2004. Tumi's products are known for their black-on-black ballistic nylon.