American & Efird (A&E), a supplier of sewing thread and specialty yarns, has announced its continued investment in the company’s extensive U.S. manufacturing platform. A&E operates as part of Elevate Textiles, a portfolio of leading textile brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components.
“A&E was founded nearly 130 years ago in Gaston County, North Carolina and our roots remain here today,” said Mark Hatton, managing director, American & Efird Americas. “We are very excited to continue investing in our operations, employees and the community that have supported us so well over the years. We are driving forward to vertically integrate and upgrade our US operations offering new products and manufacturing initiatives that continue to provide our customers the newest innovations and highest quality threads and yarns, with a focus on sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices.”
A&E currently operates five manufacturing facilities and its division offices in Gaston County.
In further U.S. investment, A&E completed the purchase of the Charles Craft high-performance yarn business earlier this month, which included the assets of the Charles Craft manufacturing operation in Hamer, S.C.