Richard French

Richard French named president of Mannington Commercial

December 9th, 2022

Mannington Commercial, a leading manufacturer of commercial flooring products crafted with purpose, is announcing Richard French as its new president. He replaces Tom Pendley, who was promoted to COO of Mannington Commercial’s parent company, Mannington Mills, last month. A veteran of the floor covering industry his entire career, French was most recently the senior vice […]

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VF Corporation announces chief executive officer transition

December 6th, 2022

VF Corp. interim CEO Benno Dorer VF Corporation announced that Benno Dorer, Lead Independent Director of the board of directors, has been named interim president and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Richard Carucci, a director on the board since 2009, will serve as interim chairman of the board. Dorer’s appointment follows Steve Rendle’s decision to […]

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Kingly Ltd. launches upcycling project

November 30th, 2022

Kingly Ltd. is the first zero-waste textile company that creates sustainable products for the promotional industry. The company just introduced its “Upcycling project” which intends to retrieve textile waste not for recycling but for using it to create new products. “One of earth’s biggest polluters is the textile and apparel industry and its environmentally detrimental […]

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Sentinel Capital Partners acquires L2 Brands

November 23rd, 2022

Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising midmarket companies, today announced the acquisition of L2 Brands, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of custom apparel and headwear for the collegiate, destination and leisure, and corporate markets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With a heritage dating back more than 30 […]

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Renewcell and Eastman sign letter of intent

November 18th, 2022

The Swedish textile-to-textile recycling pioneer Renewcell has signed a Letter of Intent with Eastman, a cellulosic acetate fiber producer, for a collaboration to develop Naia™ Renew ES yarns sourced from Circulose®, Renewcell’s 100-percent recycled textile raw material. The agreement is Renewcell’s first with a US-based fiber producer and an important step in developing the first […]

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Material Exchange acquires Italian textile company Studio M.V.

November 17th, 2022

Material Exchange is proud to announce the strategic acquisition of design and sales textile company Studio M.V. This expansion of the Material Exchange team helps to accelerate more sustainable, Earth-friendly practices across fashion’s supply chain. “Throughout my many years in the industry, I’ve been looking for a way to digitize the sourcing process, from the […]

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Snyder Manufacturing Debuts New Website and Logo

November 11th, 2022

Snyder Manufacturing, an industrial fabric manufacturer, recently launched a new website and introduced an updated logo as part of their rebrand project. The company’s website offers extensive information on their product lines consisting of vinyl fabric, PVC coated mesh, laminated fabrics, extruded films, and military specification materials including Berry Compliant, Non-Berry and Buy American fabrics. […]

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American Tent introduces Renegade fully recyclable tent

November 9th, 2022

Commercial tent manufacturer, American Tent has introduced the Renegade Series, the first fully-recyclable tent at MATRA’s Tent Show, November 7-10 in Greenville, South Carolina. The Renegade Series features polypropylene-based fabrics that are an alternative to the PVC-coated fabrics that dominate the marketplace; they’re also fully-recyclable, low carbon, and lighter weight. The Renegade Series is ideal […]

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Ronald Mark Associates to establish facility in Southwest Virginia

November 8th, 2022

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Ronald Mark Associates Inc. (RMA), a producer of custom resin and vinyl fabric formulations and technical services, will invest $13.5 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Tazewell County, Virginia. The company will occupy the former Komatsu Mining Corp. facility at 1081 Hockman Pike in Bluefield. Virginia successfully competed […]

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IronCraft, LLC announces new director of digital and dealer development

November 8th, 2022

IronCraft, LLC (“IronCraft”), formerly branded Titan Implement, has named Michael Kucharski as its new Director of Digital and Dealer Development.  He joins IronCraft after serving in various leadership roles within the heavy equipment industry, most recently as VP of Dealer Development at Fecon, LLC.  Kucharski has extensive experience in dealer development, having spent 16 years […]

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