Textile Executive Keith Crisco Announces Run For Congress
Keith Crisco, president and chairman of Asheboro, N.C.-based narrow fabrics manufacturer Asheboro Elastics Corp. (AEC) and a former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce serving under former Governor Beverly Perdue, has announced he is running for U.S. Congress. Crisco, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers of Dunn, N.C., for her seat in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District. Both candidates must first win their respective 2014 Congressional primaries, which will be held May 6.
“I am running for North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District because I believe we need to return to sensitive bipartisan policies, reduce sky-high unemployment and improve educational opportunities for our children,” Crisco said.
Crisco and his colleagues founded AEC in 1986. The company today employs more than 160 people, has manufacturing plants in Asheboro, El Salvador and Honduras, and has annual sales of more than $18 million. AEC manufacturers knitted, woven, elastic and rigid narrow fabrics for apparel, automotive, military, medical and home furnishings applications.
January 14, 2014