Stimpson launches rebrand as part of 165th anniversary

May 25, 2018

Stimpson, formerly known as Edwin B. Stimpson Company, manufacturer of grommets and washers, eyelets and more, has launched a new brand identity and revamped its digital assets to celebrate 165 years in business. The company manufactures products for the commercial tent industry and countless other applications out of its 278,000-square-foot facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. …

Shelter Structures adds Sunshield Shade

Shelter Structures America, a distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures, Sunshield & SKP for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, will carry the Sunshield Shade product line. Sunshield products are polycarbonate carports and shade structures, tensile fabric shade structures, vehicle parking shades and patio shades. The products will be warehoused in the Shelter Structures America …

Platinum Equity acquires A&E

May 24, 2018

Platinum Equity has acquired American & Efrid (A&E), Mount Holly, N.C., from KPS Capital Partners. A&E is the largest U.S. manufacturer and the world’s second-largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. Platinum Equity, founded in 1995, is a global investment firm with $13 billion in …

Moran and Bockoven named NCTO officers

May 23, 2018

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a trade association representing domestic textile manufacturers, elected officers at its 15th annual meeting in March. Marty Moran, CEO of Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., was named chairman. Moran served as vice chairman in 2017. Don Bockoven, president and CEO of Leigh Fibers and ICE Recycling, was chosen to …

Serge Ferrari acquires Plastitex

May 22, 2018

Serge Ferrari Group, Pompano Beach, Fla., has acquired Plastitex, an Italian manufacturer of specialty composite materials for indoor and outdoor furniture. The acquisition adds complementary product lines and technical knowledge to the Serge Ferrari brand. Besides its expertise in new product design, Plastitex will provide extra capacity and additional manufacturing flexibility. Serge Ferrari Americas can …

Milliken & Company holds color workshop

May 21, 2018

Milliken & Company recently hosted a Love Good Color workshop to help the team, expand the way they think about and approach color. Led by Laura Guido-Clark, Love Good Color founder and creative director, the workshop focuses on emotionally driven ways of thinking of and approaching color to help design and build the best fabric …

Macy’s chooses OEKO-TEX®

May 16, 2018

Macy’s will bring MADE IN GREEN® by OEKO-TEX® traceable labels to select private brand textile products in its home collection. The MADE IN GREEN label ensures products are made in environmentally friendly, socially responsible and safe facilities and are tested for harmful substances. The label will be featured on several of Macy’s private brand sheets …

American Textile expands

May 15, 2018

American Textile Company, provider of innovative sleep solutions, opened its newest location in Tifton, Ga., in March in order to meet expanding retail and e-commerce demands. The 400,000-square- foot warehousing and distribution facility more than doubles the company’s distribution capacity. The textile maker has grown over 10 percent annually for the last 10 years, driven …

A&E and Applied DNA Sciences collaborate

May 14, 2018

American & Efird (A&E), a manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer thread and technical textiles, has reached an agreement with Applied DNA Sciences Inc. to develop sewing thread utilizing Applied DNA’s CertainT® anti-counterfeiting technology. DNA technology can protect a wide range of products, from luxury consumer brands to industrial applications. Known for its leadership …

G & J Awning purchases Hoigaard’s Custom Canvas and Awning

May 10, 2018

Gary Buermann and Beth Brenny, owners of G & J Awning, have announced the purchase of Hoigaard’s Custom Canvas and Awning, Plymouth, Minnesota. Hoigaard’s, an awning manufacturer, was founded 120 years ago and was one of fourteen companies that founded Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) in 1912. Approximately 6 months ago Buermann and Brenny, co-owners …