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A&E to integrate US operations


American & Efird(A&E), the largest supplier of sewing thread and specialty yarns plans to vertically integrate and upgrade its US operations by offering new products and manufacturing initiatives to provide its customers with the newest innovations and highest quality threads and yarns,

According to a report by the International Apparel Federation, the company plans to invest in its US manufacturing platform. American & Efird currently operates five manufacturing facilities and its division offices in Gaston County. Its Gaston County operations comprise the vast majority of its US platform and are a critical part of A&E’s overall global manufacturing footprint, allowing it to service its customers across many regions according to specific needs. A&E manufacturing capabilities are completely vertical from raw cotton and other fibers through the spinning, winding, dyeing and finishing of its threads and specialty yarns.

Earlier this month, A&E purchased the yarn business of the Charles Craft high performance. This acquisition broadens A&E’s product offering related to thermal protection, cut resistant and flame retardant yarns and expands the company’s US platform and manufacturing capabilities.