Growth path

January 1st, 2022

Photography by Mark Skalny / Like many textile entrepreneurs, Amy Bircher got her start in the industry in a family business—even as she blazed her own path.  “I got into the textile industry because my family owned a dyeing and finishing facility of wide fabric, broad-woven fabrics in the Carolinas,” Bircher says. In 1980, […]

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Equipment that makes a difference

July 1st, 2021

An Autometrix cutting table like this one has made work more efficient at National Bias Fabric Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, and helped the company move into new markets. Photo: Autometrix. Countless decisions go into the daily operation of a business, some big, some small, but all part of determining how successful a company is going […]

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Tactical advantages in the military market

September 1st, 2019

Department of Defense contracts can be lucrative, but it takes work  to get in—and to stay in. by Jeff Moravec Any company in the specialty fabrics industry would be interested in doing business with a client that has a budget of more than $700 billion, right? You’d think so. But big numbers can come with […]

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MMI Textiles Inc. welcomes two new hires

October 6th, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio-based MMI Textiles Inc. has expanded its team with two new hires.Dave Barton was brought on as a sales representative. He brings over 20 years of textile and materials expertise. Barton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. After interning with MMI for over a year, Annie Lempke […]

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