Textile Consulting Firms Join Forces

Two veteran textile industry consultants — Hardy B. Poole, Engineered Solutions, PLLC,
Charlottesville, Va.; and Clyde Canter, Rocan, Inc., Greensboro, N.C. — have joined forces to
offer client services in a wide range of product development and other technical areas. Poole has
some 40 years of experience in the fiber, textile, apparel and military procurement areas. He
served for 27 years as vice-president of product services with the American Textile Manufacturers
Institute and as a reserve officer at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center. Canter was a
senior technical executive with Cone Mills before forming his own textile and apparel research and
consulting services firm in 1989.  He has been a consultant and expert witness in product
liability lawsuits involving flammability and has advised clients on fabric performance-related

Poole and Canter will offer guidance and services on product performance, such as
flammability, as well as in areas that affect environmental and workplace requirements.

January/February 2010