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The Comeback Kid: Textiles Are Returning Stateside - Area Development
Rising wage and energy costs overseas and American consumers’ demand for ethical and sustainable sourcing of products are among the factors driving the reshoring of the textile industry to the U.S.
area-development-features  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  manufacturing  reshoring  economic-development  site-selection  jobs 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Is apparel manufacturing coming home? - McKinsey
Tomorrow’s successful apparel companies will be those that take the lead to enhance the apparel value chain on two fronts: nearshoring and automation. Both must be addressed, and in a sustainable way. Apparel brands and retailers in Europe and the United States can no longer do business as usual and expect to thrive.
global-supply-chain  last-mile-delivery  logistics  reshoring  nearshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-439-top 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Your Clothes Could Be Made in the USA Again - Bloomberg
Europeans and Americans have grown used to buying clothes made in Asian countries. But apparel-industry sourcing executives are sure that’s changing: By the middle of the next decade, much more of our clothes will be made closer to home.
reshoring  this-week-439  Around-the-web  nearshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  industry-reports  business-globalization 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
With nearshoring, garment production may move from China to Mexico and Turkey - Quartz
But shifts now taking place in China and across fashion could eventually redraw the world’s garment-manufacturing map. A new report by the management consultancy McKinsey finds that rising costs in China and the imperative for fashion brands to deliver goods faster than ever are making it more cost-effective for Western brands to produce their simple styles in low-cost countries nearer at hand.
china  industry-reports  global-supply-chain  textiles-clothing-industries  mexico  turkey  nearshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Fashioning a hub: Effort to base clothing design, manufacturing in Detroit gains steam - Crains
A year-old effort by current and former Detroiters to establish a hub for fashion design and manufacturing in Detroit is starting to show signs of progress.

A local coalition of clothing makers that includes Carhartt Inc., Detroit Denim, Lazlo and Shinola is planning to start a pilot manufacturing plant in February that will contract with apparel companies on small clothing orders and serve as an ongoing apprenticeship training center.
textiles-clothing-industries  small-manufacturing  Metros  detroit  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-436 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Factory Tour: Inside One of the Only Remaining U.S. Knitwear Factories - Fashionista
Los Angeles's PDR Knitting is a go-to for brands like Baja East and John Elliott, which are dedicated to producing things domestically, despite the high costs.
shop-floor  textiles-clothing-industries  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  los-angeles  Around-the-web  this-week-435 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade - Bloomberg
While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  NAFTA  china  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  trade  imports  exports 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Joseph Abboud Growth Has Doubled Its US Manufacturing Workforce - Bloomberg
Joseph Abboud, designer and Chief Creative Director of Men’s Wearhouse, on growth, manufacturing in the U.S., and how tariffs could impact the apparel industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  tariffs  trade-agreements  textiles-clothing-industries  this-week-431  Around-the-web  insider-12-17-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
What Impact Will the Robot Revolution Have on the Fashion Industry? - Fashionista
While it's generally accepted that automation and digitalization will increase supply chain productivity and greatly improve the fashion industry's sustainability performance, the panel was less united on where these innovations will leave workers.
textiles-clothing-industries  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Robots Are Coming for Garment Workers. That’s Good for the U.S., Bad for Poor Countries - WSJ
Automation is reaching into trades that once seemed immune, transforming sweatshops in places like Bangladesh and bringing production back to America
textiles-clothing-industries  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
American Giant’s Hoodie Can’t Save US Manufacturing By Itself - Racked
So you might see a story like this and click it but realize you also need to get started on making dinner or finish those other tabs you have open, and also there are a lot of other really important concerns in the world, and how about that stuff, huh? And anyway, good luck with that American manufacturing thing, you’re really rooting for them, you’ll definitely try to read it later, but you know what they say: Business is business. Business, like the heart, wants what it wants.

Bayard Winthrop, CEO of American Giant, wants you to know that it is not that simple.
u.s.-manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries  backshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Clifton brothers get chance of a lifetime to outfit U.S. Olympic team -
Contracted by Ralph Lauren to make two sets of heated jackets to be worn by the Team USA at the opening and closing ceremonies, the fledgling Clifton textile manufacturer recognized the tremendous opportunity they'd been handed.
textiles-clothing-industries  new-jersey  small-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Alabama's Sock Queen opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes with the times -
Inside a squat metal building on the outskirts of Fort Payne, Ala., huge spools of cheerfully colored thread hang like nursery mobiles above rows of blue knitting machines the size of office copiers.

It's loud in this part of the mill, and Gina Locklear has to shout to be heard. Her eyes light up as she talks about her newest set of machines, installed last January, that can knit a sock with a seamless toe. It's a  It's a capability the mill's older machines don't have. Those were originally built to manufacture white athletic socks, a business that has largely left the country.
this-week-409  Around-the-web  textiles-clothing-industries  alabama  regional-reports  industry-reports  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Clothing giant Stitch Fix buys Mohnton Knitting Mills - Reading Eagle
An up-and-coming San Francisco-based apparel company that uses fashion consultants, data analysts and complicated mathematical algorithms to dress its clients, and that had sales of nearly $1 billion last year doing so, now has a foothold in Berks County.
textiles-clothing-industries  Pennsylvania  regional-reports  small-manufacturing  e-commmerce  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA: Dead or Alive? - BoF
In North Carolina, once a booming textiles and apparel hub, there are signs of struggle — and life.
industry-clusters  industry-reports  textiles-clothing-industries  north-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Adidas Prepares to Open Its First U.S.-Based Robotic Manufacturing Speedfactory In Georgia - Hypepotamus
As automated technology — robotics — for textile manufacturing becomes more common, sportswear giant adidas is preparing to open its first robot-driven “Speedfactory” in the U.S. in Cherokee County, Georgia.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  adidas  textiles-clothing-industries  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  Georgia  south-atlantic  technology  3D-printing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Gets a Public Reminder to Save the Garment Center From Designers and Supporters – WWD
Manufacturing accounts for roughly 1 million square feet in the Garment District, and as indicated in the letter sent to de Blasio Saturday, the proposed industrial space in Sunset Park only represents a fraction of that.
textiles-clothing-industries  fashion-district  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-397 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Save New York City’s Fashion Factories - The New York Times
Manufacturing in New York City’s garment district is in jeopardy of unraveling at its seams. The city’s Economic Development Corporation may soon begin the certification process to lift the zoning laws that have protected fashion and apparel businesses in these few blocks in Midtown Manhattan for decades.
industry-clusters  textiles-clothing-industries  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Textile Industry Making a Comeback in the U.S. Southeast - Area Development
As the textile industry becomes transformed by technology, companies are considering highly automated, environmentally conscious production facilities in the U.S. Southeast, where the infrastructure necessary for this industry’s success is already in place.
area-development-features  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  south-atlantic  manufacturing  reshoring  location-USA  technology  environment  sustainability  infrastructure  site-selection  economic-development  jobs 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Vie Active Locates U.S. Headquarters In Ketchum, Idaho - Area Development
Australian-based women’s activewear company, Vie Active, is establishing its first U.S. headquarters to Ketchum, Idaho. The company, which started in 2013 in Bondi Beach, Australia, is expected to bring 43 new jobs to the region.
economic-development  site-facility-planning-this-week  area-development-news  Matt  Idaho  mountain-states  location-USA  FDI  textiles-clothing-industries  australia  jobs  headquarters 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
China-Based Labon Locates U.S. Manufacturing Hub In Orangeburg, South Carolina - Area Development
Labon, a China-based leading technical fiber and textile manufacturer, is establishing its operations center in the Orangeburg County, South Carolina. The project is expected to bring $3.1 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 23 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  china  location-USA  FDI  textiles-clothing-industries  manufacturing  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Two Firms Plan Expansion In Grand Rapids, Michigan Metro Area - Area Development
Custom Profile Inc., a company that specializes in extruded plastic projects, and Denmark-based Gabriel, a company that develops, manufactures, and sells upholstery fabrics and components, have planned expansion projects in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. The projects are expected to bring a total of 110 new jobs and $3.78 million in new capital investment to the region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Michigan  midwest  grand-rapids  denmark  location-USA  FDI  jobs  plastics  textiles-clothing-industries 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Outerwear Company evolves Into Woolrich International With Mill In Woolrich, Pennsylvania - Area Development
Woolrich Inc., America's oldest outdoor clothing company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of outdoor lifestyle apparel with a mill in Pennsylvania, and Woolrich Europe, licensee of the trademark for Europe and Asia, owned by W.P. Lavori in Corso, agreed to merge into Woolrich International.
area-development-news  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  textiles-clothing-industries  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
B&W Fiberglass Opens Manufacturing Plant In Slater, South Carolina - Area Development
B&W Fiberglass, Inc., an advanced materials manufacturer and global producer of high-performance textiles and textile components, is launching its first operations in South Carolina by acquiring a new facility in Greenville County, South Carolina. The company will be investing at least $5 million and creating 46 new jobs with this new development.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  textiles-clothing-industries  greenville  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Taiwan-Based Everest Textile USA Plans Manufacturing Facility In Forest City, North Carolina - Area Development
Everest Textile USA will establish a 610-job manufacturing facility in Rutherford County, North Carolina. The Taiwan-based maker of high-performance sports apparel will invest $18.5 million over five years at a site in Forest City.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  north-carolina  south-atlantic  location-USA  FDI  taiwan  textiles-clothing-industries  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Norafin Americas Plans Textile Plant In Mills River, North Carolina - Area Development
Norafin Americas, Inc. will establish a manufacturing plant in Henderson County, North Carolina. The company plans to create 46 new jobs during the next three years. The Germany-based nonwoven textile maker will invest $16 million at a location in Mills River for its first production facility outside of Germany.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  manufacturing  jobs  germany  location-USA  FDI  textiles-clothing-industries 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Unravelling the Myth of ‘Made in America’ - BoF
Emerging New York-based designers often launch collections by producing almost all of their goods in New York City or Los Angeles garment centres, pricing their items accordingly.

But as their minimum orders increase, many of these same young designers shift their manufacturing to Europe, especially Italy, where there are more skilled workers and high-tech factories to choose from. Those that sell at a contemporary price point often look to Asia once their business is off the ground.
u.s.-manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Bondex Expands Manufacturing Plant In Trenton, S.C. - Area Development
Bondex, Inc., a globally-recognized manufacturer of thermally-bonded nonwoven substrates, is expanding its manufacturing operations at 2 Maxwell Drive in Trenton, South Carolina. The project is expected to bring $11.5 million in new investment and lead to the creation of 17 new jobs in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  manufacturing  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Textile and apparel manufacturing in the USA enjoys a resurgence - AJOT.COM
Textile and apparel manufacturing in the USA is enjoying a resurgence. Even companies based in India and China are investing in US facilities, according to a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
industry-reports  textiles-clothing-industries  Around-the-web  this-week-361  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
The Reshoring Challenge: Why and How CEOs are Moving Jobs Back to America - Chief Executive magazine
Don Rongione, CEO of Bollman Hat Co. in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, had a unique ally in his effort to shift hat production from China to Pennsylvania—famed actor Samuel L. Jackson, who, along with other Hollywood stars, was a fan of the company’s Kangol 504 woolen knit cap.
backshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  Pennsylvania  Around-the-web  this-week-361 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Challenges of Getting a Product Made in the U.S.A. - The New York Times
Many manufacturers perform a cost-benefit analysis when deciding whether to move production abroad. Others, however, are determined to make their products in the United States, even when the costs are higher.

It was craftsmanship rather than the bottom line that motivated Brian Holmes when he decided in 2010 to start a business and went looking for a manufacturer.
Around-the-web  this-week-359  u.s.-manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
New institute will accelerate innovations in fibers and fabrics - MIT News
The partnership, named the Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA) Institute, has won a national competition for federal funding to create the latest Manufacturing Innovation Institute. It is designed to accelerate innovation in high-tech, U.S.-based manufacturing involving fibers and textiles.
textiles-clothing-industries  industry-clusters  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-348 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival - The New York Times
But eying trends in the industry and technology, VF has hired scientists and set up four innovation centers in the United States that focus on areas
south-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-348  textiles-clothing-industries  industry-clusters  research-commercialization 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
UCF Scientist Part of $317M Initiative to Revolutionize Textiles - UCF News
A University of Central Florida scientist is playing a critical role in shaping a $317 million U.S. Department of Defense program that could expand the function of clothing to include monitoring our health, sensing the environment, and harvesting energy.
Around-the-web  Matt  advanced-technology  textiles-clothing-industries  Florida  south-atlantic 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
The Sock Queen of Alabama - The New York Times
When you hear the words textile mill, you may picture a brick building a century old and as big as a city block. You may hear the clack-clack of jittery machinery. But Emi-G Knitting is a modern contained operation in a squat metal building on the outskirts of Fort Payne.
textiles-clothing-industries  alabama  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-348 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Telic International Is Focused On Manufacturing In The U.S. - Footwear News
To many, Idaho may be best known for producing potatoes. However, footwear is also home grown with Telic International footwear manufacturing all of its products in the state.

The Boise-based company, which produces after-sport recovery and lifestyle footwear, partners with HCP, a local state-of-the-art factory, for all production.
textiles-clothing-industries  Idaho  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-347  contract-manufacturing  backshoring 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Fitesa Simpsonville Plans $52 Million Expansion In Greenville, South Carolina - Area Development
Fitesa Simpsonville, Inc., a global leader and innovator in the design and manufacture of nonwoven fabric solutions for the global hygiene market, will further expand its existing facility in Greenville County, South Carolina. The $52 million investment will increase production capacity and is expected to create an additional 38 jobs over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries  fabrics  jobs 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Factory jobs trickle back to the U.S., giving hope to a once-booming mill town - The Washington Post
Standard Textile has spent $40 million renovating manufacting plants in Thomaston, Ga., and Union, S.C., where the company will produce 7.5 million towels for Marriott International. The hotelier last week announced that all of its terry products would be U.S.-made.
this-week-346  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  hospitality-industry  backshoring  Georgia  south-atlantic  marriot  textiles-clothing-industries 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Clothing Startups Are Returning To American Factories - Fast Company
It's no longer (just) about patriotism or marketing. These brands want to create the best, most innovative clothes in the world.
startup  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-346  u.s.-manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
China-Based Uniquetex Inc. Plans $31.6 Million Manufacturing Plant In Cleveland County, North Carolina - Area Development
Uniquetex Inc. will establish a $31.6 million production facility in Cleveland County, North Carolina. The company intends to build a 150-person workforce in the Town of Grover over the coming five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  north-carolina  south-atlantic  jobs  FDI  location-USA  china  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
How Schott manufacturers cool - Business Insider
Schott Bros. NYC is more than just a jacket-making company. It's a legacy — one that's been manufacturing jackets worn by some of the coolest people of the last century. The company, which was started in 1913 by Irving Schott on New York City's Lower East Side, invented the motorcycle jacket in 1928, and it's been hand-sewing the jackets in the same way ever since.
shop-floor  Around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-339  textiles-clothing-industries 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
S&S Activewear Locates Shipping-Distribution Hub In Olathe, Kansas - Area Development
S&S Activewear, a national promotional apparel wholesaler, will locate a 473,000 square foot shipping, receiving and distribution center at I-35 Logistics Park in Olathe, Kansas. The company plans to create 200 jobs in the Kansas City region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  plains-states  apparel  jobs  kansas-city  distribution-facility  distribution-centers  textiles-clothing-industries 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Carver Non-Woven Technologies Establishes Production Center In Fremont, Indiana - Area Development
Carver Non-Woven Technologies, a manufacturer of non-woven parts, plans to establish operations in Fremont, Indiana. The company plans to create up to 65 new jobs by 2018.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  jobs  indiana  midwest  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  automotive-industry  textiles-clothing-industries 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
American Giant CEO Bayard Winthrop: U.S. manufacturing is not dead - San Francisco Business Times
Now his four-year-old startup, American Giant, is well into its mission of showing that manufacturing can be done right on U.S. soil at a price that won’t put a company into the red.
apparel  san-francisco  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-329  textiles-clothing-industries 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Auriga Polymers Inc. Expands Its Spartanburg, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
One of the world’s largest suppliers of polyester, Auriga Polymers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, will invest more than $35 million to expand its existing operations at 1550 Dewberry Road in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  textiles-clothing-industries 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
AstenJohnson Invests $32 Million To Expand Clinton, South Carolina, Operations Center - Area Development
AstenJohnson, Inc., a global leader in the production of press fabrics, is expanding its existing Laurens County manufacturing facility, located at 400 Asten Road in Clinton, South Carolina. The company is planning to invest $32 million on new equipment in the next five years, with the largest purchase being a new needle loom in 2016.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-atlantic  south-carolina  manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
China-Based Suzhou Glacier Import & Export Co. Invests $24 Million In Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Manufacturing Complex - Area Development
Suzhou Glacier Import & Export Co., Ltd., a China-based global textiles manufacturer, is establishing Upstate operations with the creation of Cold Mountain Material Corporation in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The company is investing $24 million to open a new manufacturing facility, creating an expected 109 jobs in Greenville County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  south-carolina  south-atlantic  jobs  greenville  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Germany Textiler Sandler AG To Locate Non-Wovens Plant In Warner Robins, Georgia - Area Development
Sandler AG, a Germany-based textile supplier, will invest more than $30 million to complete construction of a manufacturing plant in Warner Robins, Georgia. The company plans to create more than 140 new jobs in Houston County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Georgia  south-atlantic  location-USA  FDI  jobs  manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Turkey-Based Mogul Invests $17.6 million To Establish U.S. Manufacturing Plant In Laurens, County, South Carolina - Area Development
Mogul, a Turkey-based privately-owned company that focuses on the production of and sale of nonwovens, is establishing its first North American operations, Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens Corporation in Gray Court, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  south-atlantic  south-carolina  textiles-clothing-industries 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
AR Textiles Ltd. Invests $12 Million To Establish Manufacturing Center In Robersonville, North Carolina - Area Development
AR Textiles Ltd. will invest $12 million to locate its manufacturing facility Robersonville, North Carolina. The company plans to create 38 jobs in Martin County over the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  north-carolina  south-atlantic  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
The Tale of an Anxious Economic Recovery, Told by a Revived Textile Mill - The New York Times
The company’s trajectory parallels the course of the overall American recovery in the last six years. Growth has resumed and hiring has picked up, but a lingering unease remains, with workers in particular wondering how long the good times will last, and whether this is as good as it gets.
u.s.-manufacturing  minnesota  economic-recovery  Around-the-web  this-week-317  textiles-clothing-industries 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Gerber Childrenswear Invests $33 Million Distribution Center In Berkeley, South Carolina - Area Development
Gerber Childrenswear, a leading marketer of children’s apparel, is constructing a new distribution center in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The $33 million investment is expected to create 45 new jobs over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  distribution-facility  south-atlantic  south-carolina  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was King -
Once the epitome of cheap mass manufacturing, textile producers from formerly low-cost nations are starting to set up shop in America. It is part of a blurring of once seemingly clear-cut boundaries between high- and low-cost manufacturing nations that few would have predicted a decade ago.
this-week-317  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  made-in-america  china  FDI  textiles-clothing-industries 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
National Spinning Co. Plans $1.5 Million Expansion At Its Beulaville, North Carolina, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
A 94-year old textile manufacturer, National Spinning Co. will invest $1.5 million to expand its facilities in the town of Beulaville, North Carolina, with plans to create 50 new jobs over the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  jobs  manufacturing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Carolina Nonwovens Plans Plant Expansion In Maiden, North Carolina - Area Development
Carolina Nonwovens will invest $12.25 million to expand its facilities in Maiden, North Carolina. The company plans to double its workforce with the creation of 35 new jobs over the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Finland-Based Suominen Expands Its Bethune, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Suominen, a globally-leading supplier of nonwovens, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Bethune, South Carolina. It is the largest single initiative in Suominen’s current growth investment program and is expected to create at least 25 new jobs Kershaw County over the coming years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-atlantic  south-carolina  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  textiles-clothing-industries 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Dubow Textile Invests $1.5 Million To Expand Its St. Cloud, Minnesota, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Dubow Textile Inc., a custom garment decorator, is expanding its workforce by 20 employees and building a 21,000-square-foot addition at its operations in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The company is investing $1.5 million to expand and modify its current facility at 455 Lincoln Ave. NE. The project will be the company’s third expansion in the last five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  midwest  minnesota  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Our View: Is N.C. serious about luring manufacturing? - Fayetteville Observer: Editorials
The other Carolina thumped us again. This time it's a Volvo plant, which will sit just outside Charleston, not far from the Boeing plant that North Carolina also tried to win but couldn't.
This state's leaders insist that they want projects like these, which bring billions of dollars in capital investment and thousands of good-paying jobs. But they're not willing to pay the price - which in the case of Volvo was more than $200 million in state and local incentives, including $120 million in state-issued economic-development bonds.
north-carolina  south-carolina  economic-development-news  opinion  government-policy  volvo  BMW  Boeing  michelin  furniture-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-307  textiles-clothing-industries 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
McAllister Mills Expands Grayson County, Virginia, Textile Manufacturing Center - Area Development
McAllister Mills Inc., the leading manufacturer of safe, heat-resistant materials for the textile industry, will invest $1.05 million to expand and significantly increase its textile manufacturing operations in Grayson County, Virginia. The company will purchase and renovate a vacant 33,000-square-foot facility that will house new automation and equipment.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  virginia  south-atlantic  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Oak Hall Cap & Gown Expands Manufacturing Center In Independence, Virginia - Area Development
Oak Hall Cap & Gown, a manufacturer of quality academic, judicial and religious apparel, will invest $1.2 million to establish a textile manufacturing operation in the Town of Independence, Virginia. The company will renovate and up-fit an existing 85,000-square-foot facility and create 100 new jobs in Grayson County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  virginia  south-atlantic  manufacturing  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Venus Group, Inc. Invests $2.5 Million On Fort Lawn, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Venus Group, Inc., a textile manufacturer that specializes in linens, aprons, uniforms, towels and healthcare items, is establishing manufacturing operations in Fort Lawn, South Carolina. The company is investing $2.5 million to open a facility in Chester County. The investment is expected to create 25 new jobs.
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march 2015 by areadevelopment
Can High-Tech Reverse Outsourcing of United States Clothing Manufacturing? - Fox News
A company called SoftWear Automation is collaborating with researchers at Georgia Tech to develop robots capable of manipulating fabrics through conventional sewing machines.
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february 2015 by areadevelopment
American Textile Company Doubles Size Of Manufacturing-Distribution Center In Tifton, Georgia - Area Development
American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, doubled the size and expected employment of its Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Tifton, Georgia.
economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  distribution-centers  georgia  south-atlantic  jobs  area-development-news  textiles-clothing-industries 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
American Apparel, others try to profit from domestic production - LA Times
Textile companies built 23 new plants in the U.S. from 2011 through 2013, according to the National Council of Textile Organizations. This year, companies have invested at least $1.8 billion in building and expanding factories, many in the South.
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august 2014 by areadevelopment
adidas and the Future of Manufacturing - adidas Group
New technologies challenge today\’s manufacturing of innovative products. Together with its partners, the adidas Group strikes new paths and drives the research project \"Speedfactory\" under the umbrella of the German government.
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may 2014 by areadevelopment
India-Based Textile Company Plans To Locate Yarn Manufacturing Center In Eden, North Carolina - Area Development
India-based textile company, Shri Govindaraja Textiles, plans to locate its operations center in Eden, North Carolina. The company plans to invest more than $40 million and create 84 jobs over the next two years in Rockingham County.
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may 2014 by areadevelopment
In Reviving Made in USA, the Value Proposition is Top of Mind - Apparel Magazine
Old brands, new brands and even a blue brand are reinforcing the importance of American manufacturing in the apparel ecosystem.
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march 2014 by areadevelopment
Green Applications Invests $9.75 Million To Locate Manufacturing Center In Gordonsville, Virginia - Area Development
Green Applications, a Division of Green Distribution, one of the largest printers and distributors of textile merchandise and heat applied graphics on the East Coast, will invest $9.75 million to establish a production center in Gordonsville, Virginia. The company will design, screen print, produce and distribute graphic art on heat transfers and apparel, creating 323 new jobs in Orange County.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  virginia  manufacturing  south-atlantic  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  textiles-clothing-industries 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Textiles Reviving in South - The State
Decades after many people thought the U.S. textile industry was dead, the industry generated $54 billion in shipments in 2012 and employed about 233,000 people.
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february 2014 by areadevelopment
Textile Industry Returns to South, Reflects Broader Comeback for U.S. Manufacturing - SSTI Weekly Digest
During most of the 20th century the textile industry was an economic pillar of the American South. During the 1990s the forces of globalization caused most of the industry to move overseas. Economic experts predicted that the textile industry would never return to U.S. soil. Recently, towns like like Gastonia, NC, and Gaffney, SC, have seen shuttered mills reopened for business as advanced manufacturing technologies have supported the growth of an emerging advanced textiles sector. Economic development organizations in the Carolinas are focusing on investment in the growth of a new Advanced Textiles value chain that uses automated technologies to produce synthetic fibers, industrial filters, military equipment, and clothing. But there are lingering concerns over workforce development and the effects of automation on job creation.
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october 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Textile Plants Return, With Floors Largely Empty of People -
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The old textile mills here are mostly gone now - fell one by one to the forces of globalization. Just as the Carolinas benefited when manufacturing migrated first from the Cottonopolises of England to the mill towns of New England and then to here, where labor was even cheaper, they suffered in the 1990s when the textile industry mostly left the United States. Which is why what is happening at the old Wellstone spinning plant is so remarkable. Drive out to the interstate, with the big peach-shaped water tower just down the highway, and you will find the mill up and running again. Parkdale Mills, the country’s largest buyer of raw cotton, reopened it in 2010.
regional-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  industry-reports  south-carolina  this-week-231  backshoring  apparel  textiles-clothing-industries 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
China-based Wuxi Taiji Paper Industry Company Invests $3 Million On First US Manufacturing Plant In Conover, North Carolina - Area Development Online
China-based Wuxi Taiji Paper Industry Company Ltd, a manufacturer of tubes and bobbins for the textile industry, invested $3 million to purchase a 50,000 square foot building in Conover, North Carolina, where the firm plans to locate its first US manufacturing operation, creating 78 jobs in the next four years.
north-carolina  manufacturing  jobs  location-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  matt  textiles-clothing-industries 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Hip clothing company Betabrand tries to keep manufacturing local - Forbes
When you hear about a US-based clothing company making its products here at home these days, it almost sounds odd. But Betabrand, a small online clothing company based out of San Francisco, has been making its designs in local sew shops since the company went into business nearly two years ago.
small-business  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-174  california  san-francisco  apparel  manufacturing  onshoring  textiles-clothing-industries 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Shoe Company Practices Insourcing For The Sole - NPR
The American economy lost more than 5,000 jobs to offshore outsourcing in 2010, and in Tuesday's State of the Union address President Obama made it clear that he wants them back. James Curleigh, CEO of the Portland, Ore.-based footwear company Keen, knows exactly what Obama is talking about.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-155  onshoring  manufacturing  backshoring  textiles-clothing-industries 
january 2012 by areadevelopment

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