Burlington Technologies To Add Cut And Sew Operation, Create 110 Jobs
Burlington Technologies currently operates two core businesses including Burlington Manufacturing Services (BMS) — a package-yarn dyeing operation serving the home furnishings, apparel and industrial textile markets — and Se7en LLC — a manufacturer of woven decorative fabrics for home furnishings, hospitality and contract applications. The company also has two business affiliates including VitaFlex LLC — a manufacturer of elastic nonwoven products for various markets — and Diagnostic Chips LLC — a developer of diagnostic testing technologies for medical applications. The plans for the cut and sew operation are contingent upon the company receiving a contract from the U.S. military to produce military dress pants using wool-based fabrics already supplied to the military by Greensboro, N.C.-based International Textile Group.
"This would be a new capability for our company," said Mike Durham, president and CEO, Burlington Technologies. "The system would be very automated, very process-oriented and efficient, and ideally suited to a contract with the military. Once we get this up and running, it appears we could have a niche that would serve other customers and markets as well."
February 21, 2012