TOP KNITTED FABRIC SUPPLIERS

Following is a directory of the knit fabric industry's top players, ranked by volume. Sales for public companies are for the firm's most recent fiscal year. For privately held firms, sales figures are arrived at through discussions with company principals, or, when marked with an asterisk, through discussions with industry analysts and/or market observers. In sales of diversified companies, sales for knits are listed first, followed by a total for all fabrics they produce or for total company.

Guilford Mills Inc.
Greensboro, N.C.
Sales office: 469 Seventh Ave.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 630-5500
Fax: (212) 630-5545
Charles A. Hayes, chairman and chief executive officer
Alfred Greenblatt, president, apparel, home and industrial fabrics
Dick Roberts, president, fibers unit.
Sales: $654.4 million (fiscal year ended June 30, 1993. Guilford has since changed its fiscal year to September, and figures are scheduled to be released later this week. Greenblatt said sales should be in excess of $700 million.)
Key products: Elastomerics, tricots, velvets and single-knit fabrics, utilizing nylon, polyester, spandex, cotton and acetate. Fabrics available both in prints and solids.
Knitting facilities: Greensboro, N.C.; Lumberton, N.C.; Pine Grove, Pa.; Kenansville, N.C.; Schenectady, N.Y.; Mexico City, and Nottingham, England.

Milliken & Co.
Spartanburg, S.C.
Sales office: 1045 Sixth Ave.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 819-4200
Fax: (212) 819-4217
Roger Milliken, chairman
Thomas Malone, president and chief operating officer
Tom Leopard, business manager, circular knits
Jim Naughton, business manager, warp knits Bob Lewis, business manager, prepared-for-print (PFP) knits
David Grier, sales director, circular knits.
Sales: $200 million-$250 million* (Total company sales estimated at $2.5 billion).
Key products: Nylon and Lycra spandex warp-knit fabrics; polyester double knit and interlock, polyester and rayon, cotton-rich and Lycra spandex circular knit fabrics, and cotton and polyester and cotton blended prepared for print fabrics.
Knitting facilities: Several, throughout the CarolinasAlamac Knits, a division of WestPoint Stevens Inc.
1185 Sixth Ave.
New York 10036
Phone: (212) 930-3636
Fax: (212) 930-3666
Ronald Hester, president
Warren Levitt, executive vice president, marketing
Sales: $233.5 million (fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 1993).
Key products: Textured jacquard and rib fabrics in stripes and yarn dyes.
Knitting facilities: Whitmire, S.C.; Clinton, N.C.; Elizabethtown, N.C.; Hamilton, N.C., and Lumberton, N.C.

Malden Mills Industries
46 Stafford St.
Lawrence, Mass. 01841
Phone: (508) 685-6341
Fax: (508) 659-5590
Aaron Feuerstein, owner and president
Wesley Rydin, vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer
Howard Ackerman, vice president, general manager, apparel
Yachiel Naor, vice president, general manager, upholstery
Sales: $200 million for knitted apparel fabrics ($400 million overall).
Key products: Fleece fabrics, primarily in polyester and blends of polyester and cotton. Trademarks include Polartec and Polarfleece.
Knitting facilities: Bridgeton, Me.; Hudson, N.H., and Lawrence, Mass.

Fab Industries Inc. 200 Madison Ave.
New York 10016
Phone: (212) 592-2700
Fax: (212) 689-6929
Samson Bitensky, chairman, president and ceo
Steven Myers, vice president, tricot division
Stanley August, vice president, circular knit division
Susan B. Lerner, vice president, raschel lace division
Sales: $189.6 million (fiscal year ended Nov. 27, 1993).
Key products: Nylon tricots; flannels, suedes, novelty fabrics, fleeces, meshes and various types of laces, plus single knits and double knits, in such fibers as cotton, nylon, spandex, polyester, acetate and various manmade microfibers.
Knitting facilities: Amsterdam, N.Y.; Lincolnton, N.C.; Maiden, N.C.; Cherryville, N.C., and Salisbury, N.C.
Dyersburg Fabrics Inc.
Dyersburg, Tenn.
Sales office: 1460 Broadway
New York 10036
Phone: (212) 869-6600
Fax: (212) 869-5677
T. Eugene McBride, president and chief executive officer
Stephen J. Dauer, vice president, marketing
Jan Whitlock, vice president, merchandising
Sales: $151.3 million (fiscal year ended Oct. 2, 1993).
Key products: Fleece, jersey and rib fabrics, in polyester, cotton, acrylic, cotton-rich blends and blends of polyester and cotton.
Knitting facilities: Dyersburg, Tenn. (3)
cerned about the magnitude of recent increases of raw material prices and the impact on the market."Burlington Knitted Fabrics, a division of Burlington Industries
3330 West Friendly Ave.
Greensboro, N.C. 27210
Phone: (910) 379-3385
Fax: (910) 379-3468
Chuck Cole, president
Roger Miller, executive vice president and division manufacturing manager
Sales: $150 million* (total apparel fabric sales of $1.33 billion for fiscal year ended Oct. 1, 1994).
Key products: Single knit and double knit fabrics, interlocks, ribs and jersey knits, in cotton, polyester and blends of cotton and polyester, cotton and spandex and nylon and spandex.
Knitting facilities: Denton, N.C.; Cramerton, N.C.; Mount Holly, N.C.; Wake Forest, N.C., and Wendell, N.C.

Stevecoknit Fabrics, a division of Delta Woodside
1040 Sixth Ave.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 764-0830
Fax: (212) 730-0731
Bobby Humphreys, president
Ed Dalrymple, vice president, marketing, finished fabrics
Vincent Ferriola, vice president, PFP products
Sales: $125 million (total Delta sales were $613.8 million for the fiscal year ended July 2, 1994).
Key products: Finished circular knits including interlocks, jerseys, fleeces both in yarn- and piece-dyes, primarily in cotton, spandex and blends of polyester and cotton. The company also produces a range of PFP fabrics in polyester and cotton.
Knitting facilities: Greensboro, N.C., Wallace, N.Y.

Ge-Ray Fabrics Inc.
705 Ginesi Drive
Morganville, N.J. 07751
Phone: (908) 972-1600
Fax: (908) 972-0589
Ray Starker, chairman
Gerald Lubin, president
Phil Naidrich, executive vice president
Dennis James, executive vice president, manufacturing
Sales: $125 million.
Key products: Jersey, interlock and fleece fabrics made from cotton, polyester, cotton and polyester blends, acetate and acrylic.
Knitting facilities: The company utilizes several knitting plants throughout the South. It owns two dyeing and finishing plants, in Asheville, N.C., and Augusta, Ga.

Lorber Industries of California
17908 South Figueroa St.
Gardena, Calif. 90248
Phone: (213) 321-8450
Fax: (310) 516-9829
Arnold Lorber, owner and chief executive officer
Tom Lorber, vice president, sales
Ralph Lopez, plant manager
Sales: $100 million.
Key products: Polyester and cotton knit jersey, rib, single and double knits.
Knitting facility: Gardena, Calif.Symphony Fabrics
229 West 36th St.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 244-6700
Fax: (212) 736-0123
Seymour Schneiderman, president and chairman
Haig Schneiderman, executive vice president
Howard Ellis, director of knits
Sales: $100 million.
Key products: Single and double knits, interlocks, knitted jacquards and raschel laces, in rayon, polyester, nylon, spandex, cotton and various blends.
Knitting facilities: Uses several contract plants, throughout the North and South.

Native Textiles
16 East 34th St.
New York 10016
Phone: (212) 951-5100
Fax: (212) 951-5170
David Krivitsky, president
Sidney Stern, vice president, tricot sales
John Weiner, vice president, lace
Sales: $80 million.
Key products: Laces and warp knits in nylon, spandex, polyester and rayon.
Knitting facilities: Glens Falls, N.Y., and Dallas, Pa. (Note: operations performed at Dallas are being moved to Glens Falls in early 1995.) The company also operates a dyehouse in Glens Falls.

Cleveland Mills Co., a subsidiary of Spartan Mills
111 West 40th St.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 869-9744
Fax: (212) 764-0589
S. Watt Jackson, vice president and business manager
Richard Arnold, vice president, sales and marketing
David Bacigalupo, plant manager
Sales: $70 million.
Key products: Jersey, fleece, ribs, collars and welts, tubular and open width fabrics, primarily in cotton and blends of cotton and polyester.
Knitting facility: Lawndale, N.C.

The American Fabrics Co.
29 West 36th St.
New York 10018
Phone: (800) 234-5223
Fax: (212) 714-9385
Julian Ostrover, president
Mitchell Ostrover, executive vice president
Herbert Ringel, national sales manager
Sales: $65 million-$70 million.
Key products: Laces, embroideries, raschel fabrics and jacquard knits, primarily using cotton, polyester and nylon.
Knitting facilities: Picayune, Miss.; Tylertown, Miss.; Bogalusa, Ala., and Cliffside Park, N.J.

Flynt Fabrics Inc.
300 North Greene St.
Greensboro, N.C. 27401
Phone: (910) 275-7271
Fax: (910) 295-0147
Charles H. Flynt Jr., president
David Flynt, vice president, sales
Jim Fisher, vice president, marketing
Sales: $60 million
Key products: Fleeces, jerseys, ribs, interlocks, terrys, double knits and textured fabrics, primarily in cotton, blends of polyester and cotton, spandex, polyester, rayon and acrylic.
Knitting facilities: Graham, N.C.; Burlington, N.C., and Hillsborough, N.C.Concord Fabrics
1359 Broadway
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 760-0300
Fax: (212) 643-8051
Earl Kramer, president and chief executive officer
Robert Kasden, divisional vice president
Edward Levine, general sales manager
Sales: $58 million (Concord's total sales for the year ended Aug. 31, 1994 were $194.3 million)
Key products: Single and double knits, interlock jersey and novelty fabrics made primarily from blends of polyester and cotton and spun and filament polyester.
Knitting facilities: Milledgeville, Ga., and Washington, Ga.
In short: "This year was good for knits, and I suspect 1995 will be reasonably satisfactory," Kramer said. "Knit fabrics are still in fashion from the designer and bridge level all the way to budget and promotional products. But raw materials prices will impact us, especially the increase in polyester. Hopefully, we'll be able to pass along the prices, because there isn't enough margin to absorb them."

Caro Knit, division of Dixie Yarn Co.
1071 Sixth Ave.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 354-4646
Fax: (212) 764-6980
George Smith, president
Heard Smith, executive vice president, sales
Al Wilson, vice president, manufacturing and plant manager
Sales: $54 million (Dixie's total sales for the year ended Dec. 25, 1993, were $594.6 million.)
Key products: Jersey, fleece, piqué, terry, interlock and rib fabrics, primarily in cotton and blends of polyester and cotton.
Knitting facility: Jefferson, Ga.

Kronfli Spundale Mills Inc.
4000 Medford St.
Los Angeles 90063
Phone: (213) 780-7700
Fax: (213) 266-1818
Ted Kronfli, president Paul Kronfli, chief financial officer
Mike Daniels, sales manager
Sales: $50 million-$60 million.
Key products: Jacquards, ribs and stretch fabrics, utilizing cotton, polyester, blends of cotton and polyester, spandex, nylon, rayon and wool.
Knitting facility: Los Angeles

Star Knits of California
3110 East 26th St.
Vernon, Calif. 90023
Phone: (213) 262-2299
Fax: 213-262-5243.
Michael Maiman, president
Barry Maiman, vice president
Barry Wollman, national sales manager
Sales: $50 million.
Key products: Novelty knits including pointilles, piqués, fleece; basic fabrics including jersey and interlock, primarily in cotton, polyester and blends of cotton and polyester The company prints or piece-dyes all fabrics, as well as brushes and sands.
Knitting facilities: Vernon, Calif., Commerce, Calif. (dyehouse).Andrex Industries Corp.
1071 Sixth Ave.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 354-8500
Fax: (212) 354-4938
Robert A. Levinson, chairman
Stephen A. Gottdiener, president
Ellen Schifrin, vice president
Sales: N/A
Key products: Double knits, single knits, crepes, jacquard knits, linens, novelty knits and yarn-dyes, in blends of polyester and cotton, spandex, polyester, acetate, rayon, wool and cotton.
Knitting facilities: Asheville, N.C., Zebulon, N.C.

Lida Inc.
1450 Broadway
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 391-0002
Fax: (212) 719-9243
Isaac Kier, chairman and chief executive officer
Nelson Kier, president
John Adelman, vice president, circular knits
Shelly Garfinkel, director, swimwear marketing
Lorelei Diamond, stylist
Ralph Kier, director of product development
Sales: $45 million in knitted fabrics ($88.6 million overall sales).
Key products: Full range of Lycra-containing circular knits; solids, stripes, print cloths and prepare for garment dye products, jersey, double knit, novelties, jacquards and velours. In addition to Lycra, Lida also uses cotton, blends of polyester and cotton, nylon, polyester, rayon, acetate, linen and silk.
Knitting facilities: Charlotte, N.C.

Fabrictex Inc.
1460 Broadway
New York 10036
Phone: (212) 391-1650
Fax: (212) 391-1680
Edward Moskowitz, chairman
Umberto Gonzalez, president
Barbara Pearson, vice president, production
Jim Andriola, vice president, sales
Harriet Moskowitz, design director
Sales: $35 million.
Key products: Lycra-containing fabrics for sportswear, swimwear, activewear and aerobic wear. Fibers include cotton, polyester and cotton blends, nylon, polyester, acetate, acrylic and rayon. Fabrictex also produces two trademarked fabrics, Fabrisuede and Fabriskin.
Knitting facilities: Lincolnton, N.C. (2)

Texollini Inc.
2575 El Presidio
Carson, Calif. 90810
Phone: (310) 537-3400
Fax: (310) 537-3500
Ed Albrecht, director of merchandising
Larry Plotin, sales manager
Sales: $35 million.
Key products: Printed single-knit and blended jerseys, ribs and Lycra-spandex-containing fabrics, primarily in cotton and blends of cotton and polyester.
Knitting facility: Carson, Calif.Lee Fashion Fabrics Inc.
104 West 40th St.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 354-1373
Fax: (212) 354-9075
William J. Conroy, president
John Louis, executive vice president, sales
Regina Carusone, executive vice president, product development
Sales: $25 million-$40 million
Key products: Suedes, leathers and novelty knitted fabrics made from nylon, spandex, polyester and acetate.
Knitting facilities: Angier, N.C., and Gastonia, N.C.

Richland Mills
3965 East 10 Court
Hialeah, Fla. 33013
Phone: (305) 836-5826
Fax: (305) 836-5864
Richard B. Wolf, president
Keith Nicholson, executive vice president
Carmen Ogaza, vice president, general manager
Sales: $25 million-$30 million.
Key products: Interlocks, ribs, jerseys, jacquards and mini-jacquard fabrics in cotton, nylon, spandex, polyester and cotton blends, rayon, acetate and triacetates.
Knitting facilities: Hialeah, Fla.

Dan River Inc.
111 West 40th St.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 554-7524
Fax: (212) 554-5616
Jim Martin, president, fabric division
Lew Thaler, vice president, merchandise manager
Clarissa Posey, national sales manager
Sales: $20 million-$25 million (Total Dan River sales were $317.6 million for the year ending Dec. 31, 1993.)
Key products: Novelty jersey, interlock, terry, rib, jacquard, fleece and yarn-dyed fabrics, primarily in blends of polyester and cotton, polyester, cotton and spandex.
Knitting facilities: Danville, Va.

Novelty Textile Mills
1384 Broadway
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 719-3870
Fax: (212) 354-4264
Arthur Feinberg, president
Allan Taylor, vice president
Sales: $20 million.
Key products: Cotton and cotton and polyester blended fabrics including meshes, crochets and lace fabrics, along with fabrics of man-made fibers blended with wool and mohair.
Knitting facility: Wauregan, Conn.

Gurney Industries Inc.
Prattville, Ala. 36067
Sales office: 989 Sixth Ave.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 838-2929 (New York sales office)
Fax: (212) 838-8784 (New York sales office)
Robert J. Gurney, chairman
Rhamesh Bhalero, chief operating officer
Sales: $20 million.
Key products: Jersey and fleece fabrics, including terries, piqués, pointilles, meshes, stripes and ribs. Fabrics are available in body sizes and open widths.
Knitting facility: Prattville, Ala.National Looms
229 West 36th St.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 594-8940
Fax: (212) 967-6707
Peter Honig, principal Daniel Honig, vice president and principal
Walter Gerold, vice president and principal
Andrew Sorger, vice president, sales
Sales: $20 million.
Key products: Novelty Lycra spandex products, single and double knits, jacquards and fancy chenille fabrics made from a wide range of man-made and natural fibers.
Knitting facilities: Several, throughout the Eastern U.S.

Somerset Industries
68 Harrison St.
POB 1189
Gloversville, N.Y. 12078
Phone: (800) 262-0606
Fax: (518) 773-8978
Donald Fleischut, president
Lou Sgrignoli, merchandising manager
Sales: $20 million
Key products: Sheer nylon tricot fabrics.
Knitting facility: Gloversville, N.Y.

Windjammer Knits, division of Charter Fabrics
1430 Broadway
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 391-8810
Fax: (212) 575-1231
Stanley Kirshenbaum, president
Chester Kirshenbaum, executive vice president
Sales: $20 million.
Key products: Circular novelty knits primarily in cotton, rayon, polyester and spandex.
Knitting facilities: Several, in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Gehring Textiles Inc.
1 West 34th St.
New York 10001
Phone: (212) 279-9700
Fax: (212) 279-8381
Gregory Gehring, president
Michael Scala, vice president, Militex division
George Christmann, vice president, corporate development
Sales: $10 million-$20 million
Key products: Novelty tricot fabrics, raschel and broidery laces and mesh fabrics, in polyester, cotton and rayon.
Knitting facilities: St. Johnsville, N.Y., Dolgeville, N.Y. (dyehouse).

Knit Techniques Inc.
1359 Broadway
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 563-1660
Fax: (212) 695-0237
Jay Rosen, president
Gene Frier, vice president
Donald Dorfman, vice president
Stuart Tucker, vice president
Sales: $10 million-$15 million in novelty knitted fabrics for apparel market. (Firm also does industrial and home furnishings fabrics.)
Key products: Novelty knits in all natural and man-made fibers.
Knitting facility: Passaic, N.J.Marcrest Knitting Mills Inc.
119 West 40th St.
New York 10018
Phone: (212) 354-0808
Fax: (212) 921-9219
Marvin Gutschmit, president
Barbara Rell-Young, executive vice president
Sales: $12 million.
Key products: Novelty knits in both single and double knits, fleece, jersey, interlock and ribbed fabrics, primarily in cotton, blends of cotton and polyester, spandex, polyester, rayon and acrylic.
Knitting facilities: North Carolina.

Markbilt Inc.
55 Thomas Road
Hawthorne, N.J. 07506
Phone: (201) 423-0556
Fax: (201) 423-4120
Mark Woltin, president
Sales: $5 million-$10 million.
Key products: Single and double knit ribs, jerseys, jacquards, fleeces and terrys. Key fibers include spandex, cotton, polyester, blends of cotton and polyester, rayon and nylon.
Knitting facility: Hawthorne, N.J.

Liberty Fabrics Inc.
295 Fifth Ave.
New York 10016
Phone: (212) 684-3100
Fax: (212) 683-8093
Ted Hoffman, president, fabric division
Bob Epstein, executive vice president
Flora Chao, vice president, laces
Sales: N/A
Key products: Rigid and stretch novelty circular knits, stretch tricot and raschel knits and a wide range of laces. Fibers include cotton, polyester, spandex, nylon, rayon and blends of polyester and cotton.
Knitting facilities: Gordonsville, Va., and Jamesville, N.C.

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