Tompkins Introduces Versatile Terry Machine

Tompkins Brothers Co. Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., recently added a new terry knitting machine to its
product line. The machine is suitable for the production of Nike or Reebok head and wrist sweatband
material, as well as for a number of industrial and medical applications.The machine can feed three
ends of cotton terry yarn, eight ends of Lycra® and two ends of nylon/polyester ground yarn for
headband material production. According to the company, it is capable of producing more than 1,000
dozen headbands daily.

December 2003