Culp hosts on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics

April 9, 2021  |  Company News, COVID-19, News

Culp Inc. partnered with North Carolina vaccine providers to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics to eligible company employees, their families and the public. The clinics were held March 25-27 at two of Culp’s facilities located in High Point and Stokesdale, N.C.
Awning Works offers portable shade and isolation solutions for COVID-19 protection

July 24, 2020  |  COVID-19, News

Awning Works Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has been actively supporting the local community by meeting the demand for health and safety protection products. In addition to the company’s MedTent and Clear Isolation Panels (ISO), Awning Works has outfitted its MedTent with commercial white tent vinyl fabr…
Tillis and Warner lead bipartisan push for cotton and textile assistance in next COVID-19 package

July 15, 2020  |  COVID-19, News

U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) recently led a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging the next round of COVID-19 assistance adequately address losses felt throughout the cotton supply chain by cotton farmers,…
Face masks constructed with AKAS Textiles fabrics outperform N95 respirator in university test

July 15, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

A study on the “Effectiveness of Common Fabrics to Block Aqueous Aerosols of Virus-like Nanoparticles” showed that in an aqueous media under positive pressure of 20 Kilo Pascal, stimulating a sneeze/cough, the top performer face mask was one constructed using fabrics manufactured by AKAS Textile…
SBA releases new PPP loan forgiveness applications

July 9, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, which was signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. In addition to revising the full forgiveness app…
Rose Brand announces COVID19 efforts

April 24, 2020  |  COVID-19, News

Rose Brand has launched a national campaign to reinforce the social distancing message with the unfurling of a massive 140-foot banner in its Secaucus, N.J., headquarters parking lot. The banner, manufactured and printed in-house, conveys the rallying cry, “JOIN THE RESISTANCE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.…
SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses launches

April 4, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza launched the Paycheck Protection Program on April 3, 2020, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). The program …
U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Ten of the major U.S. tent and structure manufacturers have joined together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal strategy of the group is to align needs for disast…