Amicale Industries Inc.
New York, N.Y. 10018
Phone: (212) 398-0300
FAX: (212) 398-0018
Woonsocket Spinning Co., subsidiary of Amicale
4701 Monroe Road
Charlotte, N.C. 28231
Phone: (704) 537-7011
FAX: (704) 532-1273
Anchor Dyeing & Finishing Co., subsidiary of Amicale.
Adams Avenue and Leiper Streets
Philadelphia, Pa. 19124
Anthra Textiles Co., subsidiary of Amicale
1400 Chestnut Street
Kulpmont, Pa. 17834
Boris Schlomm, president, Amicale Industries
Richard Perkins, vice president, general manager, Woonsocket Spinning Co.
John Mock, plant manager, Anchor Dyeing and Finishing
George Bass, president Anthra Textiles
Key products: Acrylic, angora, camel hair, cashmere, lambswool, wool and various blends of natural and man-made yarns.
Yarn sites: Charlotte, N.C.
In short: With the 50 percent acquisition of W. Fein & Sons Ltd., Bradford, England, earlier this year, Amicale has beefed up its cashmere presence in Europe. In addition, Amicale is expanding its offerings of cotton and wool yarns.
Amital Spinning Corp. 197 Bosch Blvd.
New Bern, N.C. 28562-6924
Phone: (919) 636-3435
FAX: (919) 637-8043
Milton Gold, president
William G. Palmer, vice president
Key products: Acrylic high-bulk yarns and acrylic open end yarns, in both dyed and natural form.
Spinning sites: New Bern, N.C., Wallace, N.C.
In short: “From the perspective as a provider of acrylic yarns, we are feeling some of the effects of the world shortage of cotton. Knitters are using more acrylic,” said Gold.
Burlington Madison Yarn Co., a division of Burlington Industries.
3330 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27420
Phone: (800) 321-2692
FAX: (910) 379-4513
Daniel T. Sullivan, president
Roger Miller, executive vice president, manufacturing
Peter Triolo, executive vice president, sales and marketing
Corporate Sales: $2.1 billion
Sales from yarn: $1.36 billion (includes apparel fabrics as well)
Types of yarns: Textured polyester, air-texture and spun yarns of rayon, rayon blends, polyester, polyester blends and acrylic; ring-spun and open-end yarns, and plied yarns.
Yarn sites: Mayodan, N.C.; Ranlo, N.C., St. Pauls, N.C. (2)
In short: Sullivan said the strongest part of the company’s business in 1995 will come from textured yarns, rayon crepe yarns and polyester blended yarns.
Commonwealth Yarn Sales Inc.
8965 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, Va. 23185
Phone: (804) 888-2325
FAX: (804) 888-2325
Thomas B. Camper, president
Robert Lineburg, vice president
John Camper, vice president
Key products: Acrylic and acrylic blends, cotton, polyester, wool and worsteds.
Spinning site: Williamsburg, Va.
In short: Company officials said most of Commonwealth’s growth will come from the spinning of specialty yarns, primarily those of acrylic.
Dixie Yarns Inc.
1100 South Watkins Street
Chattanooga, Tenn. 37401
Phone: (615) 698-2501
FAX: (615) 493-7450
Daniel K. Frierson, chairman and chief executive officer
George Smith, president, natural and dyed yarns
Pat Driver, president, Rex Mills division, specialty yarn group
Dave Clarke, president, Threads USA
George Smith, president, Caro-Knits
Sales: $594.6 million
Chief Yarns: Cotton, nylon, rayon, acrylic, polyester and various blends of man-made and natural fibers.
Natural dyed yarn group sites: Chattanooga, Tenn.; Lupton City, Tenn.; Mebane, N.C.; Newton, N.C.; Tyron, N.C., Tarboro, N.C.
Rex Mills sites: Gastonia, N.C. (2)
Threads USA sites: Gastonia, N.C. (4)
Caro-Knit site: Jefferson, S.C.
In short: Battered by lower selling prices, higher cotton costs and substantial severance packages, Dixie struggled through 1993. However, through shifting resources in underperforming areas, such as carpet yarns, cutting costs, deferring capital expenditures and strengthening its management, Dixie should see a turnaround, analysts said.
Dominion Yarn Group
4500 Thimens Blvd.
St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4R 2P2
Phone: (514) 333-8990
FAX: (514) 333-8091
Basile Toutoungi, president. Dominion Specialty Yarns
Andre Tracy, vice president, general manager, Dominion Yarn Co.
Alton Conner, president, Dominion Yarn Corp.
Corporate Sales: $1.01 billion
Yarn sales: $220 million
Key yarns: Aramid, blended, cotton carded, cotton combed, knitting, man-made, novelty, open end spun, roving and single.
Specialty yarn plants: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; St. Laurent, Quebec Canada, St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec, Canada
Yarn Co. plants: Long Sault, Ontario, Canada, Drummondville, Quebec
Yarn Corp. plants: Landis, N.C. (2); Burlington, N.C.
In short: As part of its overall strategy for its yarn business, Dominion is withdrawing from declining or unprofitable product lines — primarily dyed yarns — and is focusing more on specialty yarns in growth markets, such as natural cotton yarns. The company also has infused about $7.5 million into its specialty yarns division to upgrade and modernize that business segment, the first phase of which is a $3.8 million modernization of a yarn plant in Sherbrooke.
Doran Textiles Inc.
Shelby, N.C. 28151
Phone: (704) 487-2000
FAX: (704) 487-2218
John Fox, chairman
David Roberts, president, chief operating officer
David Miller, vice president
Corporate sales: $215 million
Key yarns: Ring-spun cotton heathers, open-end cotton heathers, packaged-dyed yarns, blended yarns including linen and wool and polyester/cotton heather blends. Yarn sites: Clover, S.C.; Shelby, N.C. (2), Cherryville, N.C.
In short: Doran’s acquisition of a Clover Yarn’s yarn-making facility in June has added to the firm’s offering of ring-spun yarns and should add about $25 million to the bottom line, Miller said. The acquisition also has provided some production relief and has made the company more responsive to its customers, he added.
Glen Raven Mills
1831 North Park Ave.
Glen Raven, N.C. 27215
Phone: (910) 227-6211
FAX: (910) 226-8133
Edmund Gant, chairman
Allen E. Gant Jr., president
Richard Feroe, group vice president, Glen Raven Yarn group
John Duncan, general manager, Glen Touch division
Ronald Stokes, general manager, Norlina division
Charles Grady, general manager, Glenspun division
Key Glenspun yarns: Open-end spinner of acrylic yarns for sweater and women’s wear application, solution-dyed and producer-dyed yarns of rayon and acrylic blends, ring-spun and package-dyed acrylic yarns.
Key Norlina yarns: False twist textured yarns of nylon primarily for the pantyhose market, mid-denier yarns for the men’s hosiery business and yarns for tricot laces.
Key Glen Touch yarns: Air-jet textured yarns of nylon, polypropylene and polyester.
Yarn sites: Glen Raven, N.C. (2); Kinston, N.C.; Norlina, N.C., Altamahaw, N.C.
In short: Glenspun acrylic yarns are the key product thrust for Glen Raven, as it takes advantage of higher cotton prices. Natural and solution-dyed yarns are also strong product categories for Glen Raven.
National Spinning Co.
183 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10016
Phone: (212) 889-3800
FAX: (212) 951-3550
Joseph Leff, chairman and chief executive officer
H. Humphries Jr., vice chairman
Paul Petrov, president
Key yarns: Acrylic, in natural and skein, package- or spun-dyed; rayon, in natural and spun-dyed; polyester, in natural and spun-dyed; blends of wool; blends of acrylic, polyester and rayon; core spun yarns; natural acrylic and rayon microdeniers, and heathers, marls and various specialty yarns.
Yarn facilities: Washington, N.C.; Beaulaville, N.C.; Warsaw, N.C., Whiteville, N.C.
In short: National is highlighting its acrylic yarns and various specialty yarns. Petrov said the yarn business is “as good as it’s been in a long time.” He noted that business will be gained from the specialty yarns, and that commodity-type products will still be the strength of the importers.
Pharr Yarns Inc.
100 Main St.
McAdenville, N.C. 28101
Phone: (704) 824-3551
FAX: (704) 824-5706
J.M. Carstarphen, chairman and president
J.J. Chamberlain, executive vice president
Key yarns: Dyed-cotton, acrylic, polyester, rayon and worsted wool.
Yarn sites: McAdenville, N.C., Belmont, N.C.
In short: “Cotton yarns plus anything with a surface interest is where any increase in our business is going to be coming from,” Chamberlain said.
SCT Yarns Inc.
1800 S. Watkins St.
Chattanooga, Tenn. 37401
Phone: (615) 622-3131
FAX: (615) 493-1844
Joseph W. Thatcher, chairman
J. Don Trotter, president and chief executive officer
Types of yarns: Mercerized (coarse and fine), thread yarns, package dyed yarns, ring-spun and combed. Key fibers include spandex, and California and pima cotton.
Plant sites: Cherryville, N.C.; Jefferson, Ga.; Washington, Ga.; Piedmont, Ala., Chattanooga.
In short: SCT is focusing virtually all of its attention on specialty yarns. “We don’t want to have to compete with the commodity-type yarn guys,” said Trotter.
Spectrum Dyed Yarns Inc.
Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086
Phone: (704) 739-7401
FAX: (704) 739-7257
Douglas Blanchard, president
Kenny Kanipe, vice president, manufacturing
Types of yarns: Cotton, filament polyester, polyester/cotton blends, spun polyester, rayon, acrylic and various novelty yarns.
Yarn sites: Kings Mountain, N.C.; Belmont, N.C., Hickory, N.C.
In short: The company is continuing capital expenditures in equipment and computer technology, as it diversifies into new yarn types. Blanchard noted the company is beginning to ship yarn in South America, Hong Kong, Mexico, Israel and Australia. He predicts that by 2000, 25 percent of the company’s production will go overseas.
7201 Friendly Ave.
Greensboro, N.C. 27419
Phone: (910) 294-4410
FAX: (910) 316-5422
G. Allen Mebane, chairman
William J. Armfield 4th, vice chairman
William T. Kretzer, president and chief executive officer
Chief yarns supplied: Dyed, hosiery, industrial, knitting, textured and weaving. Sales: $1.38 billion
Yarn sites: Staunton, Va.; Sanford, N.C.; Yadkinville, N.C.; Madison, N.C.; Reidsville, N.C.; Archdale, N.C.; Stoneville, N.C., Mayodan, N.C.
In short: Volume continues to increase for nylon and covered yarns, while polyester and spun yarn remain strong.