Meridian Chooses Dyehouse Control System For Valdese Plant

Valdese, N.C.-based Meridian
Specialty Yarn Group Inc. has upgraded its Valdese package dyeing facility with a DyePro host and
control system from Recore Electric, Gastonia, N.C. The company also is in the process of
overhauling and updating each of its 28 dyeing machines. The DyePro system, which cost $750,000,
offers state-of-the-art control and real-time processing information for each dye lot in each
dyeing machine, which Valdese hopes will improve both dyeing efficiency and lot repeatability.

“This investment is representative of the long-term view Meridian is taking as a supplier to
the US textile industry,” said Rob Setliff, president. “The industry has been through several rough
years, but we are committed to it, and as such, we are continuing to invest in our facilities to
ensure that they operate with the utmost in efficiency with the highest quality possible.”<

May/June 2007