NYES creating 500 jobs at Brooklyn Army Terminal

March 28th, 2022

Brooklyn Army Terminal building in N.Y. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that New York Embroidery Studio (NYES) will be the newest tenant at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), signing the largest new lease at the terminal in three years and filling one of the largest spaces at BAT. This expansion will create more […]

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In the market for new markets

October 1st, 2021

To gain a foothold in a new market, InCord recently purchased East Coast Lifting Products, a custom web sling manufacturer. The purchase was a good strategic fit, as both companies specialize in safety-oriented custom textile products. Photo: InCord. The advantages of diversification are well-known. Serving multiple markets can help a business grow, and when one […]

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Ennis Fabrics donates face masks to Food Banks Canada

April 20th, 2021

Ennis Fabrics has donated 3.5 million face masks to Food Banks Canada. The masks will be distributed to food bank employees, volunteers and their communities to keep them safe and protected against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The donation of 3.5 million masks means we’re helping protect millions of people across Canada, which makes our organization […]

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Biden administration awards contracts for U.S.-made face masks

April 1st, 2021

The Biden administration has awarded two contracts to National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) members Parkdale Mills and Ferrara Manufacturing Inc., following through on the president’s pledge to procure millions of U.S.-manufactured face masks for community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across the country. A third contract is expected to be awarded to a small business […]

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Fabricators pivot, persevere and prosper

March 1st, 2021

24/7 Events helped create a safe outdoor dining space using a clearspan tent with custom lighting, turf, sanitation stations and distanced tables for a casual dining restaurant chain headquartered in Southern California. Photo: 24/7 Events. COVID-19 made an abrupt entrance in 2020, catching almost everyone off guard. It quickly became clear that waiting it out […]

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A ‘mixed bag’ for U.S. textile manufacturing

March 1st, 2021

When supply chains from Asia were cut off in the spring of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic revealed the extent to which the U.S. was dependent on imports of personal protective equipment (PPE) including nonwoven surgical masks, according to U.S. trade representative Bill Jackson. Photo: © Kateryna Rykun, Dreamstime.com The year 2020 was not a particularly […]

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Milliken donates reusable gowns

February 1st, 2021

Milliken donated 23,040 reusable PPE medical gowns to 15 school districts in upstate South Carolina to help alleviate the pandemic concerns of in-person teaching. Photo: Milliken & Co. Milliken & Co. teamed up with schools near its South Carolina headquarters in late 2020 to provide more than 23,000 reusable fabric personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns […]

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Palm Beach Mask to donate 100,000 disposable facemasks

December 21st, 2020

Palm Beach Mask, a Riviera Beach, Fla.-based manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE), will donate 100,000 disposable facemasks to government offices, medical organizations, first responders and non-profit groups across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast this holiday season. The company was created as a spin-off of Canvas Designers, a Riviera Beach custom marine canvas […]

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Textile industry leaders call for policy changes to support U.S. production of PPE

November 13th, 2020

The U.S. textile industry has stepped up to meet the demand for face masks, medical gowns, wipes and other products necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but it needs policy changes from Washington so that the U.S. is not caught off-guard again in a future crisis, according to association leaders speaking at Industrial Fabrics Association […]

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Surgical gowns require extra manufacturing considerations

November 11th, 2020

All surgical gowns are not created equal, and a Nov. 11 presentation at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 helped sort out the differences. The finer points of surgical gowns were discussed by Dr. Martin King, a professor at the Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, and Jing Liang, president of Medical PPE Consulting LLC. […]

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