Tolland, Conn.-based Gerber Garment Technologies last month moved its Los Angeles office to a larger facility. The 12,000-square-foot office is located at 6135 East Washington Blvd. in LA's apparel district. The office serves as GGT's West Coast regional office and serves California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Western Canada and Mexico.

Freudenburg Nonwovens Limited Partnership, the Chelmsford, Mass.-based subsidiary of Germany's Freudenberg & Co., is going ahead with a $10 million expansion of its Durham, N.C., plant. The project will include production facilities for its high-speed thermal bondings nonwovens line, as well as finishing and adhesive printing lines. It is scheduled for completion by the middle of next year.

Better Methods Alexander, Paterson, N.J., has relocated its Florida warehouse to a larger facility to better serve Latin American and Caribbean markets. The new facility is located at 3425 N.W. 112 Street in Miami. BMA has also started a care-label printing service out of the new facility.

Melco Embroidery Systems, Denver, is offering a system that lets users see lifelike representations of a planned embroidered design right on their computer screen "as if they were actually stitch-ed." The system is called TrueView. When used as part of the Wilcom ES-10 Design Library with TrueView, the system acts as "an electronic sample book containing thousands of designs," Melco said.

Brother International Corp., the Somerset, N.J.-based subsidiary of Japan's Brother Corp., last month acquired Miamisburg, Ohio-based MIM Industries. Brother officials said MIM has over the years produced numerous patented sewing applications that were used in Brother sewing machines. N. Uehara will become chief executive officer of the subsidiary June 1. He is currently president of Brother Industries, UK. MIM will retain its name and Miamisburg headquarters. Three hundred fifty new suppliers have requested exhibit space at the Bobbin Show, which will run Sept. 27-30 in Atlanta. A total of 900 companies are expected to exhibit, according to show officials. Attendance is also expected to top last year's figure of 25,105. Show planners said "a record amount of new technology will be unveiled at the show." About half of the exhibitors plan to include machines and systems in their displays.

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