NEW SITE FOR EXPOTELA '95: Citing an anticipated doubling of exhibitors and buyers, the second edition of ExpoTela, a textile trade exposition in Mexico City, will be held in a larger facility there, the Palacio Mundial de las Ferias. The show is...
NEW SITE FOR EXPOTELA '95: Citing an anticipated doubling of exhibitors and buyers, the second edition of ExpoTela, a textile trade exposition in Mexico City, will be held in a larger facility there, the Palacio Mundial de las Ferias. The show is scheduled for Feb. 14-16, 1995.
The first edition of the show, which highlights textile offerings from U.S., Canadian and Mexican suppliers, was held last March at Mexico City's World Trade Center.
That show featured 149 companies and drew 5,319 buyers -- including more than 3,000 from Mexico, according to Betty Webb, show manager at Bobbin Blenheim, ExpoTela's sponsor.
The event is also endorsed by five major U.S. textile associations: The American Textile Manufacturers Institute, the Knitted Textile Association, the Textile Distributors Association, the Northern Textile Association and the National Knitwear and Sportswear Association. The event also is endorsed by the Camara Nacional de la Industria del Vestido, the national association of apparel makers in Mexico.
GREENWOOD, ATMI REUNITED: After a four-year hiatus, Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, S.C., has rejoined the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.
Greenwood, a supplier of denim and gray fabrics, joined the ATMI in 1959, but left in 1990 because of "a difference of views on how to be involved in the world of textiles," said Paul Welder, Greenwood's executive vice president of finance.
"It seemed as though that at the time we left, the ATMI was spending all of its time and effort to stop imports, and was ignoring the larger issue that we were involved in an integrated world economy," said Welder, "and textiles are a part of that."
Welder added, "The ATMI has taken what we regard now as a more realistic approach to the world economies as they relate to textiles, more representative of our views."
Greenwood employs about 7,000 in its plants in South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas and in its sales offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong and New York. The company also is involved in joint ventures in Venezuela and Pakistan.
STONECUTTER NAMES THREE: Stonecutter Mills Corp., Spindale, N.C., has named Gerald N. Rodelli senior vice president of sales and merchandising.Rodelli, who joined Stonecutter 12 years ago, had been vice president of sales and merchandising. He will continue to oversee the marketing of gray goods to the converting trade, as well as merchandising finished goods, and will still be based at Stonecutter's New York sales office.
James Sanders and Dan Briscoe have been named senior vice presidents in the firm's manufacturing and administrative areas. Both had been vice presidents in those areas.
Sanders has been with Stonecutter for five years; Briscoe, for 30 years. They will remain in Spindale.
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