Glen Raven Technical Fabrics LLC — a division of Glen Raven, N.C.-based technical fabrics
manufacturer Glen Raven Inc. — has added fabric lamination capabilities to its Park Avenue
finishing plant located in Glen Raven. The company has moved lamination equipment from its
Statesville, N.C., facility to the Park Avenue plant and is offering its Statesville employees the
opportunity to transfer as well. The Park Avenue plant’s associates will work on further
enhancing the process and developing new product applications.
“By adding lamination capabilities at Park Avenue, we are leveraging our other existing
resources and capabilities in warehousing, inventory management and materials handling,” said Ricky
Michael, vice president for finishing services, Glen Raven Technical Fabrics. “Best of all, by
bringing lamination under the Park Avenue umbrella, we can explore ways to make these processes
more efficient, and we can also develop new product lines using lamination.”
Current applications for the laminated fabrics include curtains used in mines to increase
ventilation and airflow; pool covers and tarps; and Glen Raven’s AutoGuard product line, which
protects components during vehicle assembly. The mine curtains are manufactured by Glen Raven’s
Wilkinson, W.V.-based subsidiary R.J. Stern.
July 6, 2010