Citing “significant growth,” the Duquesne, Pa.-based American Textile Co. (ATC) — a manufacturer of
mattress and pillow protectors, bed pillows and mattress pads — has increased its product offerings
and expanded its workforce. The company has projected a 30-percent increase in total gross sales
for 2008 over 2007, noting that its pillow business alone has nearly doubled just in the past year.
“The significant growth we are experiencing at American Textile Company is being driven by
our ability to anticipate market needs and provide value-based solution offerings to our customers
and consumers,” said Jennifer Katz, vice president of marketing communications, ATC. “This past
year we challenged ourselves to not only identify needs through a deep understanding of the
marketplace, but to answer those needs with innovative solutions rooted in science.”
ATC has expanded its flagship Aller-Ease® product line, designed for allergy and asthma
sufferers; added 315 jobs across all three of its operating facilities in Duquesne, Dallas and Salt
Lake City, the latter of which has grown by more than 50 percent; and has promoted several
employees in its operations, sales and marketing, and finance departments. Katz stated the company
anticipates nearly 20 percent additional growth in 2009.
October 21, 2008