Fiber Industries announces Donald Bockoven as new CEO

August 5th, 2019

Donald Bockoven has been announced as the new CEO of Fiber Industries LLC, Darlington, S.C., a textile production operation established by MHR Fund Management LLC. Fiber Industries has also named Andrew Rosenfeld as vice chairman of the company. Previously, Bockoven served as president and CEO of Leigh Fibers, held senior positions at Hollingsworth & Vose,...

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Ulrich Tombuelt hired as CEO of Sattler Corp.

July 31st, 2019

Sattler Corp. of Hudson, N.C., has hired Ulrich Tombuelt as its new CEO. Tombuelt has many years of executive management experience in the textile industry in the U.S. and in Europe. Sattler Corp., a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, is known for its high-tech fabrics.

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Bally Ribbon Mills Announces E-WEBBINGS® E-textile Product Base

July 29th, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces its proprietary E-WEBBINGS® e-textile product base, specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT). These smart textiles are made from a...

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ARTBA chair Alger calls for permanent Highway Trust Fund revenue solution at House hearing

July 16th, 2019

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chair Bob Alger today called on Congress to increase investment in the transit Capital Investment Program (CIG) but said it is best achieved in the broader context of legislation that provides a permanent revenue solution for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Alger, chairman of Connecticut-based Lane Construction...

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Shannon named president of Southern Textile Association

July 1st, 2019

Matt Shannon of Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, S.C., will become the next president of the Southern Textile Association (STA), after Andrew Barker of Matrix Yarns, Charlotte, N.C., finishes the remaining days of his yearlong presidency. The change in leadership will happen at the 111th annual STA meeting, July 22-24 in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Among the...

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Milliken & Company names Layton president of Polartec business

June 26th, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, has named Steve Layton president of its newly acquired Polartec business. The strong global brand, which joined Milliken in June, is known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel. Layton will head the integration process,...

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EPA proposes approval of Georgia’s coal ash permit program, encourages other states to follow suit

June 25th, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Georgia’s permit program for the disposal of coal combustion residuals—commonly known as coal ash—from certain coal-fired power plants. “EPA encourages other states to follow Georgia’s lead and assume oversight of coal ash management within their borders,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA is committed to working with...

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Milliken & Company to acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management

June 14th, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec LLC, a global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management LLC. The acquisition is expected to close in...

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Milliken & Company acquires Andover Healthcare

June 14th, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global innovation company with more than a century of performance and protective textile, specialty chemical and floor covering expertise, has acquired Andover Healthcare, a manufacturer of cohesive bandages and compression systems spanning health care, animal health and sports medicine markets. Joining Milliken Healthcare Products LLC, Milliken & Company’s dedicated health care...

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NCTO and AAFA opposing proposed tariffs on Mexico

June 5th, 2019

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) sent a letter June 5 to U.S. President Donald J. Trump, opposing the proposed escalation in tariffs for all U.S. imports from Mexico. As the representatives of the apparel and textile supply chain, the organizations represent hundreds of thousands of American...

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