News From The Mills

NEWS FROM THE MILLSBBA Nonwovens, Old Hickory, Tenn., selected Datastream Systems iProcure as its automated industrial procurement product. iProcure is a Web-based procurement marketplace.BreatheTex Corp., Port Elizabeth, South Africa, opened a technical textiles lamination facility. The plant is for laminating PTFE, polyester and polyurethane membranes to fabric, foam or other substrate.Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Glen Raven, N.C., updated its Dickson Web site to include photos of the awning product line. Dickson awning fabric is solution-dyed acrylic available in 100 solids and stripes.Guilford of Maine received the Governors Award for Environmental Excellence in the Smart Production Category. Guilford manufactures textiles for commercial interiors.National Nonwovens, Easthampton, Mass., introduced its new line of WoolFelt colors, Natural Elements. The colors base on natural surroundings.Saez Merino, Spain, purchased an automatic inspection system from Elbit Vision Systems. The system includes the I-Tex 2000 Denim, and SVA for dyed fabric shad variation measurements and an I-Tex 100 for greige fabric inspection.Springs Industries, Fort Mill, S.C., named Kenneth E. Kutcher executive vice president and chief financial officer. Also, Springs associate Wendell Bowers, a clerk at the Grace Distribution Center, was awarded the South Carolina Mfrs. Alliance Manufacturing Citizen of the Year Award.Shuford Mills, Hickory, N.C., received ISO 9002 certification for its Hudson Cloth Plant in Hudson, N.C. The plant produces scrim fabrics, medical fabrics and the Outdura line of solution-dyed acrylic fabrics.SI Geosolutions, Chattanooga, Tenn., named several members of its senior management. Greg Wilkerson is vice president and general manager, Al Schnitkey is director of marketing, Jack Rooke is director of technology, R. Lee Pierce is national sales manager and Eddie Cooper is customer operations manager. SI Geosolutions produces materials to stabilize soil and control erosion.Textus, New York City, incorporated Terratex fabrics into its line of upholstery products. Interface Fabrics Group, Guilford, Maine, produces Terratex from recyclable or compostable materials.Willacoochee (Ga.) Industrial Fabrics purchased warp-tying equipment from Batson YarnandFabrics Machinery Group, Greenville.November 2001