Gain and retain: creating a rewarding culture for employees

June 1st, 2019

Today’s tight labor market can turn employees fickle, posing challenges for companies that need to maintain a strong and skilled workforce. But with the right approach—and good benefits and wages—employers can keep ‘em coming back. by Pamela Mills-Senn An associate guides a customer through Milliken’s Innovation Gallery located at its global headquarters, the Roger Milliken […]

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Aurora hires new sales and management staff

May 20th, 2016

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., Yorkville, Ill., recently invested in a new U.S. manufacturing textile plant and its new hires reflect the company’s expansion as it adds new capabilities and enters new markets. John Schuster, a former Business Unit Director for GMT, has been named director of plant operations. Schuster will have responsibility for manufacturing, […]

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Gerber Technology announces advancements at ideation2015

December 9th, 2015

Gerber Technology announced advances to its YuniquePLM In The Cloud, and AccuMark 10.1, and enhancements to its AccuMark 3D, and key processes including virtual sample management and a pilot of Internet of Things (IoT) management dashboard. Gerber’s subscription based YuniquePLM In The Cloud provides benefits of the company’s V6.1 software, including the ability to generate […]

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Life Stone Materials creates 45 high-tech textile jobs

July 1st, 2008

When Santens of America moved its operations overseas last year, many textile workers lost long-time careers. Now Life Stone Materials LLC will take advantage of their skills by locating a $5.5 million manufacturing facility in Anderson, S.C., employing veteran employees in 45 new high-tech textile jobs. The availability of trained workers was key in selecting […]

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Erickson values employees in creating a successful business

June 1st, 2008

“I believe that as responsible corporate citizens, we must provide living wages for our employees,” says Mike Erickson, MFC, president and owner of Canvas Designers Inc. in Riviera Beach, Fla., who, in fact, pays his staff above the industry standard. “I want employees who stay on long term.” And that’s exactly what he’s got, along […]

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Marine shops sail with CAD systems

May 1st, 2008

Speed. Accuracy. Replication. This is what you hear when you talk to marine fabricators about CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems. The time from concept to finished product is faster than ever before. Modification is minimal, if not completely eliminated. Fit is perfect the first time, repeating a product requires little or no preparation, and there is […]

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Positive strategies create competitive businesses

May 1st, 2008

They cut your profits, bid for your jobs and entice your best customers with special deals and useless gimmicks. Those Other Guys. Whether your head-to-head competitors do business across town or across the ocean, their successes can bring you anxious days and sleepless nights if they’re coming at your expense. One nightmare that wakes business […]

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