Frankl & Thomas Inc., Greenville, recently acquired certain assets of Greenville-based Hurley
& Harrison. As a result, Frankl & Thomas has added several product lines including Lamiflex
composite tapes; Te Strake air-jet relay nozzles and feeders, as well as other IRO/Te Strake
air-jet system components; and Bobotex roll coverings. The company also is the master textile
industry distributor for Klüber Lubrication Products; and also offers Reiners + Fürst rings and
Former Hurley & Harrison associates Bennette Cornwell, Jimmy Cranford, Tim Norton and Wes
Wood have joined Frankl & Thomas’ sales team.
Frankl & Thomas has roots dating back to 1946 with the founding of the Ernest L. Frankl
Co., the first US firm to import European textile machinery after World War II; and 1971 with the
founding of Thomas Textile Machinery, distributor for Japan-based spinneret maker Nippon Nozzle.
Those companies merged in 1986.
Frankl & Thomas’ sales team: front row (left to right): Al Thomas, Bennette Cornwell,
Wes Wood, Jessica Wiliams; back row (left to right): Bud Thomas, Jimmy Cranford, Mike Alexander,