Kent Manufacturing Orders Saurer Machinery

As part of its modernization program,
yarn spinner Kent Manufacturing Co. Inc., Pickens, S.C., has purchased as part of its modernization
program the Zinser Model 451 worsted ring-spinning machine, Volkmann Model VTS-08 two-for-one
twister and Schlafhorst Autoconer Model 338D MPV automatic winding machine from Charlotte,
N.C.-based Saurer Inc. — a Canadian and US representative of Switzerland-based Saurer Group.

The Zinser 451 worsted ring frame’s ServoDraft feature allows users to quickly and easily
change the yarn count and twist using the machine’s EasySpin computer control system, while the
compact Volkmann VTS-08 twister is easy to operate, according to Saurer Inc. The Schlafhorst
Autoconer 338 MPV offers flexible, multicount winding capability.

May 23, 2006