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July/August 2006

On the Cover:
Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries Inc., recipient of the Textile World 2006 Innovation Award


Creating A Total Floor Covering Resource
Producing soft- and hard-surface products enables Mohawk to meet a broad variety of floor covering demands.

Sustainability Yields Quality
Mohawk's sustainability initiatives contribute to improved quality of life, the environment, and the company's products and processes.

Building The Power Of A 100-Plus-Year-Old Brand

Logistics Center Stage
The future of the Port of Charleston is focused squarely on performance quality, security and growth.

Fostering Cotton Quality
EFS® Conference stresses technology, sustainability.

Automatic Weft Detection
Weft distortion presents a challenge for textile finishers, but new automated detection technologies make the problem easier to handle.

Taking Advantage Of Technology
TW Special Report

Avoid Missteps By Dispelling Marketing Myths

NCSU Hosts Italian Technical Textiles Conference
Nonwovens, technical textiles continue to be hot topics for industry, machinery suppliers, educators and researchers.

Redefining Floor Covering
Mohawk Industries' ability to deal with change has allowed it to become a fully vertical floor covering supplier.

Executive Forum: Jeff Lorberbaum, Mohawk President And CEO
An interview with Mohawk Chairman and CEO Jeff Lorberbaum offers insight into the leader of North America's largest flooring company and his vision for the future.

A Step Forward For Retailing
Mohawk retail programs offer more services, support for dealers and a strategy for increased growth.

Textile News

California Sets Carpet Recycled Content Standard

Cone Denim Completes Purchase Of Parras Cone

Dan River To Exit US Manufacturing

Global Yarn, Fabric Output Increases

Avondale Mills Closes Doors, Sells Some Facilities

Shuford Mills Spins Off Yarn Company

WestPoint Home To Shutter Towel Plant

From The Editor

Mohawk Industries - Growth & Innovation

Business & Financial

A Few Encouraging Signs

Yarn Market

Avondale Quietly Fades Away; Spinners Report Brisk Business

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Protection On Demand
The Dow Corning® Active Protection System transforms fabrics from flexible, comfortable and soft to rigid and protective when subjected to impact as in a collision.

Dyeing Printing & Finishing

TenCate Selects Benninger Bleaching Machine

Cotton Incorporated Installs Menzel Machinery

Candiani Purchases Brückner Machinery

Knitting / Apparel

Consumer-Driven Development
Fibers and yarns offer new twists.

Supplier Notes

RefrigiWear, Aerostar To Implement Eton UPS

Karl Mayer Upgrades Development And Logistics Operations

New Products

Groz Beckert Offers New Needles, Holder


Saurer Introduces Embroidery Machine With Laser

Gerber Offers Cutting Solution For Developing Markets

Cognex Adds New VisionPro Tools


July/August 2006

Bulletin Board

July/August 2006

Washington Outlook Archive

Textiles Have Stake In Legislation