Ennis Fabrics is committed to community support—from the top down

February 1, 2019  |  The Greater Good

Ennis Fabrics in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has a history that’s steeped in community support. James Ennis Sr. launched Ennis Fabrics in 1972 with a goal to provide better industrial fabrics and service. From a modest 2,500 square-foot warehouse, the company steadily grew, and today it sells 9,000…
In the pink: Cooley Group supports breast cancer patients and families

January 1, 2019  |  The Greater Good

Social stewardship and community outreach have been woven into the culture at Cooley Group, headquartered in Pawtucket, R.I.  Nearly every quarter, Cooley Group conducts a specific outreach program under the “Cooley Cares” banner to improve lives and make positive changes in the community. Foun…
IFAI’s Manufacturing for Good booth assembles duffel bags for homeless recovery center

December 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

IFAI’s Manufacturing for Good booth made its second appearance at Expo 2018 held in October in Dallas, Texas. Workers at the live manufacturing booth assembled 74 red duffel bags from start to finish. The bags, made from 14 oz. vinyl, were donated to The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, a North Te…
MMI Textiles builds a better community, and workplace, one volunteer event at a time

November 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

Integrity, service and teamwork are at the center of everything MMI Textiles does, extending beyond working with customers and hiring employees to supporting its community. “Giving back not only goes with our core values, but it also provides an opportunity to work as a team to affect and impact t…
Safety Components puts its business acumen to work for charity

October 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

Following the events of 9/11, Joey Underwood, senior vice president of Safety Components in Greenville, S.C., witnessed several neighborhood efforts to raise money for families of the fallen firefighters in New York City. “I remember driving past a bake sale and thinking, ‘We’re in that busine…
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group invests in American manufacturing

September 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

When it became obvious to Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG) that its 132-year-old facility in Aurora, Ill., was no longer adequate, it wouldn’t have been surprising if the company had given serious consideration to moving operations overseas. But that was not the case. “There might have bee…
O’Sullivan Films’ creek cleanup is the centerpiece of its community work

August 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

When employees at O’Sullivan Films work to improve the world around them, they don’t have to go any further than their headquarters in Winchester, Va. Winchester, part of the Shenandoah Valley located 75 miles west of Washington, D.C., is home to Abrams Creek, a stream that runs through O’Sull…
Haartz Corporation’s community involvement goes deep

July 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

Many mission statements of companies claim that part of their corporate responsibility is to support the communities where their employees work and live. Often, this means making a donation to a worthy cause.                 But at the Haartz Corporation, a wo…
Service Thread believes that business success and community success go hand in hand

June 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

When it comes to serving the community, no need is too great or too small for Service Thread, a Laurinburg, N.C.-based designer and developer of engineered yarns and sewing threads. “We usually try to participate in everything,” says Hope Dohogn, human resources manager. “It’s very rare that…
Ascend Performance Materials supports its employees and communities

May 1, 2018  |  The Greater Good

After a tornado outbreak swept through northern Alabama in 2011, Ascend Performance Materials LLC sprang into action. The Houston, Texas-based company provided housing for employees from their Decatur facility who lost everything, and volunteers from the company helped with cleanup and rebuilding ef…