Letters To The Editor
I just received the May issue of ATI and wanted to offer you my congratulations on the “Textiles On The Edge Of 2000” article. The interview by Christopher Delporte with the watchdogs of the domestic textile industry was a terrific analysis of the current situation. I have made it a “must read” for our senior managers.
The recent success of the Techtextil show in Frankfurt as well as the record exhibit space we have already seen reserved for our own IFAI Expo 1999 in San Diego is clearly showing that many textile companies who supplied the apparel marketplace are now shifting their strategy to find more lucrative special run opportunities in the technical fabric segments such as automotive, high technology recreational gear and safety products.
Please extend my appreciation to Mr. Delporte and any other on your staff who had a hand in creating the article.
Stephen M. Warner, CAE
Association International (IFAI)
Your article in the May 1999 issue about the Southern Textile Association is much appreciated.
For an organization to continuously function for 91 years is amazing in itself. This goes to show how the STA has served the membership and the textile industry.
Thanks for recognizing this fine organization.
James T. Potter
Executive Vice President
Shelby Yarn Company