Indorama to eliminate plastic pollution

January 24, 2020

Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd., a global chemical producer, has announced its commitment as part of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to help create a world where plastic never becomes waste. The company is aiming to increase recycled content volumes by at least 750,000 metric tons, while also recently pledging $1.5 billion toward achieving …

Pinnacle Textiles Industries acquires Topps Safety Apparel

Pinnacle Textile Industries LLC, King of Prussia, Penn., a manufacturer of service apparel, aprons and napery dedicated to servicing the rental and hospitality markets, has purchased a majority of the assets of Topps Safety Apparel Inc. of Rochester, Ind., a manufacturer of public safety and flame resistant uniforms offered through a network of leading distributors …

Recently acquired portfolio of innovative solutions expands critical infrastructure offering

January 23, 2020

ClockSpring|NRI, the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, today announced that its concrete solutions division, acquired from Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, will be named GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree). “We are excited to be a part of the ClockSpring|NRI family of high-performance critical infrastructure solutions and to be marketing our …

Change in ARA Insurance leadership

Phil Kelling, president and CEO of American Rental Association (ARA) Insurance, located in Kansas City, Mo., has announced his plan to retire effective Feb. 29, 2020. John Kennedy, CPA, CPL and current ARA Insurance CFO, who joined ARA Insurance in 2017, will assume the role following Kelling’s departure. Kelling has been with ARA Insurance since …

Gerber opens innovation center

Gerber Technology has opened its Gerber Innovation Center in the heart of New York City. The 18,000-plus square foot space will provide visitors with a unique experience that will help them stay connected to the latest trends and technology in fashion and apparel, as well as flexible material processing. In addition to the end-to-end experience, …

In the news: Global Impex internships offer hands-on training to Minnesota students

January 22, 2020

With workforce issues and the need for skilled employees taking over headlines, there’s a St. Cloud company giving students substantial roles in running a business. Global Impex USA, a textile business started two years ago by Kingshuk (King) Mukherjee, allows students to work on their own time—making sales calls, handling shipping orders and other practical, …

Industry veteran Steve Toth retires

After 36 years in the textile industry Steve Toth will be retiring from his position at Ennis Fabrics as regional sales manager, specialty division. Over his career, Toth has served on the board for numerous industry associations. Currently, Toth is a director on IFAI’s PAMA board. “From the beginning, Steve’s customer service philosophy and values …

Service Thread appoints Todd

Service Thread, an advanced manufacturer of engineered technical yarns and industrial sewing threads, announces that Sam M. Butler III has appointed Jay Todd as the new chief executive officer. Butler, his colleague and close acquaintance and former chief executive officer of the company will continue as the chairman of the board of directors of the …

Elevate Textiles commits to sustainability

Elevate Textiles has made a commitment to achieve sustainability targets by the year 2025 across its portfolio brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. The company’s 2025 goals include using at least 80 percent sustainably sourced cotton and 50 percent recycled polyester content to produce its products. It will also …

Jeff Nichols promoted to operations supervisor for Dunlap’s U.S. Thread division

January 21, 2020

Dunlap Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Nichols to operations supervisor for its US Thread division. Nichols has worked with US Thread the past 12 years, plus several years part-time during his high school years. He has been an integral part of the company and has performed a variety of responsibilities, …