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IN THIS ISSUE
Spring Networking Conference
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Upcoming Events.....................
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Spring Conference Agenda ..........2
Spring Conference Golf...............3
Sourcing...................................4
Benefits Providers .....................5
Letter from SEAMS President.......6
Welcome New Members.......7, 8, 9
Board of Directors
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Mission Statement...................
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SEAMS
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Important
The Bi
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Monthly Newsletter of the SEAMS Association
Volume XL, Number 1........................................................................January/February 2013
The National Association
for the
Sewn Products Industry
UPCOMING EVENTS
Magic Show
August 2013
Las Vegas, NV
SEAMS Fall Networking
Conference
September 18
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22, 2013
IFAI
October 23
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15, 2013
Orlando, FL
Texprocess 2014
May 13
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15, 2014
Atlanta, GA
Spring Networking Conference:
The Reshoring Wave: Are you Riding or Observing?
Join Us and Find Out
CLICK HERE
for Registration and Pricing
April 25
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27, 2013 at the newly renovated
Grove Park Inn
Celebrating 100 Years
Asheville, NC
The SEAMS Room Block is Thursday
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Saturday,
April 25
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27, 2013
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!
Call:
800
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438
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5800
and reference Group Code
1007864
OR
Click Here To Reserve Your Room
Room pricing is ONLY available thru April 1, 2013.
The Grove Park Inn will NOT honor the SEAMS Group rate after April 1, 2013
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The SEAMS Association is a
COMPLETE SUPPLY CHAIN
comprised of a wide variety of companies who can do anything. Through this
network of contacts, we can find anything you need for your daily operations, even that once
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in
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a
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while “thingamajig” that you d
idn’t know you
needed. Everyday, we get phone calls and emails in the SEAMS office with requests for help sourcing items and services or fin
din
g key
personnel, from members and non
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members.
Since the last newsletter, the SEAMS office has received lots of requests for help:
SOURCING:
Manufacturers of:
cotton blankets, collegiate apparel, baseball pants, socks, work shirts, sheets, children’s clothing, pull over sweater, caps
,
polo shirts, hooded sweatshirt, fashion accessories, v
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neck sweaters, nursing pillows, hand bags, baby burp cloths, bags, bibs,
napkins,
placemats, men’s underwear, women’s underwear, athletic apparel, footies, men’s boxer shorts, swimwear, lingerie, towels, fit
nes
s towels,
golf towels, button down shirts, t
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shirts, men’s dress shirts, women’s cotton blouses, leggings, long and short sleeve tops, ves
ts, leg warmers,
soft toys, infinity scarves, baby blankets, car seat canopy, crib bedding, baby sling, golf club covers, women’s button
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down dre
ss shirts, bras,
children’s apparel
Goods:
cut resistant fabric, circular knit spandex, organic cotton satin, 100% Cotton Muslin, desert digital camo fabric, piece rate
tickets,
fabric, lace, eye
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hooks, PFP Cotton, Cotton poly blend, velcro like fabric, textiles, terry cloth, denim, cotton lawn prints, ri
bbon material,
burgundy material, gold material, cotton/spandex blend fabric. flat knitting contractors
Services:
Contract sewer, pattern maker, assembly and cut and sew, samples, cut and sew,
fabric printers, wide width dye house, private label manufacturing, small qty cut and sew.
Equipment:
small dye sublimation machine,
Juki DDL
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8700
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7's
Filling Positions For:
Plant Manager
TAP INTO OUR COMPLETE SUPPLY CHAIN
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SEAMS MEMBERS CAN HELP!
The SEAMS Team
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Supply Chain USA
4756 Hammermill Rd. #401
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 770
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493
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9443 Fax: 770
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938
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8816
Email: Gerald@GeraldSchwartzInc.com
Chuck@GeraldSchwartzInc.com
www.GeraldSchwartzInc.com
Suppliers of:
Plastic & Metal Hardware, Hook & Loop, Zippers, Fabrics, Snaps,
Cording (elastic & non), Elastic (woven & knit), Webbing, Thread, & more.
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HAVE YOU HEARD?
SEAMS’ Benefits Providers constantly
work to provide our members with ways
to cut their bottom
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line costs. There are
always new products offered and new
ways to help you save money.
LIFE, HEALTH, and
SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE
CONTACT: Ed Miller
Professional Financial Planning, Inc.
803
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750
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4849
ed.miller@pfpinc.net
WORKERS' COMP and PROPERTY &
CASUALTY INSURANCE
CONTACT: Larry Nadel
Theodore & Associates
803
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799
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9979
lnadel@goldsmiththeodore.com
WEBSITE DESIGN & HOSTING
CONTACT: Eric Miller
WebMillers Design & Hosting
803
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750
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4849
eric.miller@webmillers.net
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
CONTACT: Paul Catalogna
Diamond Management Group, Inc.
781
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665
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9647
paulcatalogna@comcast.net
MARKETING SERVICES
CONTACT: Rick Ludolph
Productive Solutions, LLC
770
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321
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9842
r.ludolph@productivesol.com
GOV. CONTRACT PROCUREMENT
CONTACT: Jason Schloss
The Castle Group, Inc.
843
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815
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3937
jason.schloss@gmail.com
**Call the SEAMS Office at
803
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772
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5861 or any of our benefits
providers to
start saving today**
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Cemetery Funeral Supply
P O Box 1518
Monroe, NC 28111
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1518
P# 800
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277
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9878
F# 704
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291
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9230
www.cfsupply.com
Stanley Scruggs
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CEO
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stanleyscruggs@carolina.rr.com
Stan Scruggs, Jr.
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Sales
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shs1@carolina.rr.com
Cemetery Funeral Supply is the manufacturer of cemetery and
funeral home tents, chair covers, cot covers, etc. Our office is
located in Monroe, NC and we have a plant located in
Cherrylog, GA.
Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
P# 800
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882
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3675
www.leadtec.com
Jim Hoerig
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EVP
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Jhoerig@gcgsinc.com
Chad Bralley
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Production/Sales
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cbralley@cgsinc.com
Jessie McClain
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Marketing
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jmcclain@cgsinc.com
Betty Polyak
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Billing
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bpolyak@cgsinc.com
For over thirty years, Leadtec shop floor control has been the
clear choice for more than 500 manufacturers around the
world to streamline operations, increase work productivity and
control costs. The most comprehensive shop floor data
collection and control solution available, Leadtec benefits
manufacturers through improved profitability, reduced costs,
accelerated throughout time and improved product quality.
Unlike any other investment, Leadtec provides an opportunity
to significantly and measurability improve your entire
manufacturing operation, from management visibility and
control to individual employee productivity and motivation.
Divine
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Apparel, LLC
612 Amber Tree Court
Columbia, IL 62236
P# 618
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616
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5991
www.divine
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apparel.com
Kevin Pawlow
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CEO
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KPawlow@divine
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apparel.com
Divine
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Apparel, LLC is a manufacturer of customized athletic
logo socks.
SEAMS Welcomes New Members!
Enviro
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Tote
4 Cote Lane
Bedford, NH 03110
P# 603
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647
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7171
F# 603
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647
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0116
www.enviro
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tote.com
Nancy Sampo
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CEO
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nsampo@enviro
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tote.com
Jen Green
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Billing/Benefits
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jgreen@enviro
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tote.com
Enviro
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Tote has been creating environmentally friendly
promotional tote bags since 1990. We offer reusable canvas
tote bags. All of our products are made in the USA. Each of
our bags is individually cut, hand
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stitched and screen printed
at our plant in tax free Bedford, NH. Enviro
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Tote is a family
owned, women run and operated company.
Gerber Technology
24 Industrial Park Road West
Tolland, CT 06084
P# 860
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871
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8082
F# 860
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872
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6742
www.gerbertechnology.com
Mike Elia
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President and CEO
Howard Edelson
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Senior Sales Executive
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howard.edelson@gerbertechnology.com
Bud Staples
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Vice President of North American Sales
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bud.staples@gerbertechnology.com
Suzanne Dragone
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Billing
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suzanne.dragone@gerbertechnology.com
Debbie Mathiau
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Benefits
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Deborah.mathiau@gerberscientific.com
For more than four decades, Gerber Technology has been a
world leader in providing sophisticated hardware and software
systems to automate and more effectively manage the product
design and manufacturing process. The company serves
25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500
companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites,
packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation
interiors industries in 130 countries. Gerber's products help
users move faster, at less cost and with the highest quality.
Based in Connecticut, USA, Gerber Technology is owned by
Vector Capital, a San Francisco
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based, global private equity
firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more
than $2 billion of equity capital.
MFI International MFG., LLC
9570 Pan American Drive
El Paso, TX 79927
P# 915
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858
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0971
F# 915
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858
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8827
www.mfiintl.com
Lance R. Levine
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CEO
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lance.levine@mfiintl.com
Lawrence Wollschlager
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COO
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lawrencew@mfiintl.com
Fatih Akben
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Sales
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Fatih.akben@mfiintl.com
Paola Ramos
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Marketing
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paola.ramos@mfiintl.com
For over 30 years MFI has provided top
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quality, and flexible
contract manufacturing services to the "cut and sew" industry.
The company works with different industries such as: home
furnishings (mattress and bedding), juvenile, automotive,
medical, safety, work wear, among other consumer and
institutional markets.
In addition to its high quality, MFI offers a complete range of
services to the sewn products industry:
Engineering and Sourcing, Inspection and Cutting, Embroidery
and Quilting, Sewing and Assembly, Packaging and
Fulfillment, Shipping and Distribution.
Minnesota Knitting Mills, Inc.
1450 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
P# 651
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452
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2240 F# 651
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452
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8915
www.mnknit.com
Patrick Hickey
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President
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path@mnknit.com
Wade Kytola
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Dir. Of Key Relations and Plant Manager
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wadek@mnknit.com
Amanda Weeks
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Dir. Of Operations
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amandaw@mnknit.com
Bobbie Edelstein
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Sales
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bobbiee@mnknit.com
Minnesota Knitting Mills is a 105
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year
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old knit manufacturing
business that supplies high quality parts to customer
operations world
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wide. We run the gamut of all natural and/or
synthetic yarns and use all certified yarns. We have the ability
to provide tubular, flat and jacquard knit as well as braid. Out
kit materials are used in a wide array of markets that may
require anything from 100% cotton to Lycra spun poly to 100%
wool, Protex C to nylon, DuPont Kevlar and Nomex and
everything in between. With more than 200 knitting machines,
ranging from tubular/circular, to flat, to braid and jacquard our
equipment and skilled knitters can produce everything from
interlock to 2 x 2 ribs and everything in between.
Governments and militaries utilize parts we knit, as well as
police and fire organizations. Our cuffs, collars and
waistbands are used world
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wide on top rated, durable outdoor
wear and safety gear. You will find similar products in medical
offices and hospitals on scrubs being worn. Our braid
products encompass everything from trim on professional
sports teams to special products developed for conductivity or
electrostatic discharge control. We also have capabilities for
knitted filters that are used in everything from the medical
device markets to the welding markets. Our current customer
base includes companies with global reach and distribution.
Integrity Linens
3935 Canton Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
P# 770
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458
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8083
F#: 770
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458
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7493
www.integritylinens.com
Pat Strickland
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Owner
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pat@integritylinens.com
Vickie Rose
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Vickie@integritylinens.com
Vickie O’Bryant
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vob@integritylinens.com
Since 1994 Integrity Linens has been a manufacturer of
custom horse clothing, equipment bags and outdoor draperies
for the equestrian market.
We currently work with a wide variety of fabrics including wool,
nylons, knits, cottons, polyesters, Sunbrella and Sympatex
waterproof materials.
Our equipment includes a computerized and manual cutting
table, heavy and light weight sewing machines, digitizing and
embroidery equipment and commercial washer.
With our recently enlarged sewing department we are able to
accommodate other markets, and we are willing to work with
small or large quantities.
McComb Industries LLLC
PO Box 147
Burlington, NC 27216
P# 336
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229
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9139
F# 336
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229
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9616
Todd Whitley
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CEO
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twhitley@mccombmill.com
Lewis Smith
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Production/Sales
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lewismith@gmail.com
McComb Industries is a vertical warp knit company. McComb
offers Knitting (21
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36 ga.), Dyeing (beam and jet), Finishing,
fabrics of synthetic filament, nylon, polyester, and spandex,
some wovens and circular knit fabrics.
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Referral Sources:
Cemetery Funeral Supply
...............................................................................................................................Referred by Email
Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.
................................................................................................................Referred by Email
Divine
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Apparel, LLC
..................................................................................................................................Referred by Al Parks
Enviro
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Tote
...........................................................................................................................................Referred by IFAI Show
Gerber Technology
.........................................................................................Referred by IFAI Show/TexProcess/Fall Conference
Integrity Linens
............................................................................................................................................Referred by Email
McComb Industries, LLC
........................................................................................................................Referred by IFAI Show
MFI International MFG, LLC
................................................................................................................Referred by Lance Levine
Minnesota Knitting Mills, Inc.
....................................................................................................Referred by AEC Narrow Fabrics
Technical Contract Sewing
..........................................................................................................................Referred by Email
Thermopatch dba Deco
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Print
........................................................................................................................Referred by Email
Troy Sunshade Company.
.....................................................................................................................Referred by TexProcess
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Technical Contract Sewing
7422 Carmel Executive Park, Suite 310B
Charlotte, NC 28226
P# 704
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544
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5580
F# 704
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910
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8061
www.technical
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sewing.com
Greg Winn
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Business Development Manager
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gwinn@wkep.com
Technical Contract Sewing is a division of White Knight Engineered Products. It offers US made contract sewing services for
custom products such as uniforms, utility covers, FR apparel, etc. Services include product development, manufacturing,
warehousing and distribution.
Thermopatch dba Deco
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Print
P# 315
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446
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8110
2204 Erie Boulevard East
F#: 315
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445
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8046
Syracuse, NY 13224
www.deco
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print.net
Bob Fudge
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V.P. of Sales & Marketing
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bfudge@deco
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print.net
Jessica Dernier
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Sales/Marketing
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jdernier@deco
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print.net
Thermopatch / Deco
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Print is an 80 year old company, manufacturing a heavy
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duty line of decorative transfers, direct marking
(textiles) systems and assorted heat seal equipment.
Troy Sunshade Company
607 Riffle Avenue
Greenville, OH 45331
P# 800
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833
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8769
F#: 937
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548
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6102
www.bagsbytroy.com
Kimberly Longfellow
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President
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Klongfellow@troysunshade.com
Carolyn Hollinger
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Sales
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sales@troysunshade.com
Founded in 1887, Troy Sunshade Company is a manufacturer of quality American made cloth
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sewn products for the
promotional, banking, school and funeral home industries. All products are custom made in Greenville Ohio to our customer’s
specs.
Directors
Matt Anglemyer,
Wells Hosiery and Apparel, Asheboro, NC
TEL: 336
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633
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4881
EMAIL:
matt.anglemyer@wellshosiery.com
Jeoff Bodenhorst, Jr.,
Lebanon Apparel Corp., Lebanon, VA
TEL: 276
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889
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3656
EMAIL:
jeoff@lacorpusa.com
DeeDee Harris,
Coville, Inc., Troy, NC
TEL: 910
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572
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1371
EMAIL:
dharris@covilleinc.com
Jeff Papalia,
National Industries for the Blind, Kernersville, NC
TEL: 336
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595
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8744
EMAIL:
jpapalia@nib.org
Donna Reineke
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Kuch,
Complete Converting Inc., Toledo, OH
TEL: 419
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727
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3254
EMAIL:
donna@completeconverting.com
Education Director:
Dan St. Louis,
Manufacturing Solutions Center, Hickory, NC
TEL: 828
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327
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7000
EMAIL:
dstlouis@manufacturingsolutionscenter.org
Supplier Directors:
Frank Henderson,
Henderson Sewing Machine Co, Andalusia, AL
TEL: 334
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222
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2451
EMAIL:
frank@hendersonsewing.com
Matt Poovey,
Champion Thread Company, Gastonia, NC
TEL: 704
-
867
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6611
EMAIL:
mattpoovey@championthread.com
Officers
President Jeff Crisco,
AEC Narrow Fabrics, Asheboro, NC
TEL: 336
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629
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2626
EMAIL:
jeff.crisco@aecnarrowfabrics.com
Vice President Dan Teel,
Leland, NC
TEL: 606
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224
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3968
EMAIL:
dteel2013@yahoo.com
Secretary/Treasurer
Jeremy Wootten,
HomTex, Inc.
,
Vinemont, AL
TEL: 256
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734
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3937
EMAIL:
jeremy.wootten@homtex.com
Ex
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Officio Officer Mike Diemer,
Milliken and Company, Spartanburg, SC
TEL: 864
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503
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2791
EMAIL:
mike.diemer@milliken.com
Executive Director Sarah Y. Friedman,
SEAMS Association, Columbia, SC
TEL: 803
-
772
-
5861
EMAIL
:
sarah@seams.org
OUR MISSION
The mission of the SEAMS Association is to support the resurging US sewn products industry through
membership networking and collaboration; by offering benefits packages that help control overhead expenses;
through access to educational programs to help improve the quality and productivity of the US sewn products
industry collectively, and of our member firms individually; and by keeping our members informed about
legislation in Washington, DC that impacts our industry.
The SEAMS Association is a not
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for
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profit organization comprised of manufacturing and contract
manufacturing companies in the sewn products industry. SEAMS supplier member companies provide valuable
products, services, and support to the sewn products industry. SEAMS member companies are located
throughout the United States. Membership in the SEAMS Association is one way to enhance your company's
continued growth and success. The US sewn products industry faces many challenges, and one of the best
ways to promote our industry's interests is to join forces with business colleagues in the SEAMS Association.
The SEAMS Association is dedicated to promoting a business climate which will enhance and support the
retention of sound economic growth throughout the entire United States. The SEAMS Association is constantly
working to develop solutions to many of the challenges facing the sewn products industry. Participation as an
active member of the SEAMS Association insures that the voice of the sewn products industry will be heard and
responded to.
SEAMS Important
is a publication of the...
SEAMS Association
4921
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C Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29212
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3566
TEL: 803
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772
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5861 FAX: 803
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731
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7709
WEB:
www.seams.org
EMAIL:
info@seams.org
OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
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2013
We welcome your input...
Please feel free to contact any of the officers or directors to share your ideas.

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