sustainability

Glen Raven reports on corporate sustainability goals

July 12th, 2022

Glen Raven Inc. shared progress updates in a new report in follow-up to the company’s inaugural corporate sustainability report issued last year. The 2021 progress report contains detailed information and metrics about the company’s efforts toward goals in two foundational pillars: “Supporting Our People and Communities” and “Sustaining Our Planet.” Glen Raven is a provider […]

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Ask the Expert: Understanding the Sunbrella® Warranty Expansion

April 1st, 2022

With Sunbrella Care Director Alan Rampey To better serve our partners, consumers, and the industry as a whole, Sunbrella is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive warranty with an expansion that includes labor costs. To shed light on our enhanced warranty coverage and general warranty best practices, Alan Rampey, who leads our Sunbrella Care Team […]

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Plant expansion will introduce new workers to textile industry

April 1st, 2022

An aerial view of Glen Raven’s Norlina plant, where an expansion project is underway. Photo: The Warren Record Construction of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics plant expansion in Norlina, N.C., is progressing on schedule, and equipment installation will begin in April. The Norlina plant manufactures synthetic yarn to be woven into the company’s flagship product, Sunbrella.  […]

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Glen Raven donates to NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ scholarship program

September 15th, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a global textile company based near Burlington, N.C., recently donated $250,000 to the NC State Wilson College of Textiles to support the college’s Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program as well as the Dean’s Textile Innovation Fund. The first needs-based scholarship program at the Wilson College, the Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program aims to identify and recruit […]

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Glen Raven selects Warren County, N.C., for major expansion

August 2nd, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a provider of innovative performance textiles, will create 205 new jobs as it expands its Custom Fabrics operations in Warren County, N.C. Once the projects’ new jobs are in place, the local region will see a more than $6.5 million payroll impact in the community every year. A performance-based grant of $1,000,000 […]

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Glen Raven announces next phase of expansion plan

July 21st, 2021

Glen Raven Inc. has announced its next round of significant investments in facilities and infrastructure. The investments represent phase two of a multi-phase expansion plan and are specifically focused on growing Glen Raven’s U.S. capacity. They will include additional production facilities and a new distribution center in the U.S., as well as additional equipment to increase […]

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Dobbs joins Glen Raven Technical Fabrics

June 3rd, 2021

Sammy Dobbs has joined Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF) as Director of New Business Development for the company’s GlenGuard® brand of flame-resistant and arc-resistant fabrics, which are used to make protective apparel.   Dobbs joins GRTF with more than 28 years of sales and marketing experience in the flame-resistant clothing industry, most recently with VF […]

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Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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Glen Raven expands warranty for Sunbrella fabrics

January 18th, 2021

According to a press release, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has announced an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella® fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine applications in the rare instances when replacement fabric may be needed.  With the inclusion of replacement costs, Sunbrella fabrics are backed by […]

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Marine fabrication finishing touches

December 1st, 2020

The pneumatic long nose upholstery staple gun from Sailrite® is engineered to set the staple without the crown penetrating the fabric, reducing rips and tears that can sometimes occur when attaching gimp to an upholstery project. Photo: Sailrite. Materials and techniques for marine trimmings that improve form and function. by Sigrid Tornquist It all matters. […]

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