Elevate Textiles Inc., a global provider of advanced products and textile solutions, has announced that its American & Efird (A&E) division will purchase the high performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance flame resistant/cut resistant industrial yarns and other specialty products. The purchase is expected to close in early October.
The combination of the brands brings together leading technical yarn expertise and expands A&E’s product offering related to thermal protection, cut resistant and flame retardant yarns. The purchase includes the assets of the Charles Craft manufacturing operation in Hamer, S.C., which will operate as part of the American & Efird US manufacturing platform.
Frank Buie, vice president of sales for Charles Craft, will join American & Efird as part of the sales management team.