Sliver knitter Monterey Mills, Janesville, Wis., has acquired sliver knitter Glenoit Fabrics (TT)
Corp. Inc., Tarboro, N.C., from the management group that has owned the company since 2009.
Monterey plans to invest in Glenoit’s infrastructure, add employees and expand market share in the
Glenoit Fabrics was founded in Beloit, Wis., in the 1950s and as late as 1997 employed 1,100
workers in Tarboro. China-based Haixin Group Co. Ltd. acquired Glenoit in 2002 and operated the
Tarboro facility until late 2005, when former Glenoit Fabrics Plant Manager Jerry Howard and his
staff, doing business as Tarboro Textiles LLC, took over production at the plant under contract to
Glenoit. In 2009, Tarboro Textiles acquired the business. Glenoit produces faux fur, fleece and a
range of other pile fabrics. Plant equipment includes computerized jacquard knitting machines that
enable a range of patterned fabrics.
Monterey Mills, founded in 1965 as a knitter of faux fur and pile, was acquired in 2005 by
Roller Fabrics, which took the name as its own. Today, Monterey produces paint roller fabric and
pile fabrics for various applications, claims an estimated 60-percent share of the market it
serves, and ships its fabrics around the world.