AEC Narrow Fabrics Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Success

AEC Narrow Fabrics Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Success

AEC Narrow Fabrics comes of age Strategic investments, key leadership hires and workforce training translate into success for 30-year-old textile producer BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB As they commemorate their company’s 30th year in business, executives at AEC Narrow Fabrics plan to capitalize on their unbroken record of continual growth by making strategic investments in both research […]

AEC Narrow Fabrics Gains Oeko-Tex Standard Certification

AEC Narrow Fabrics, based in Asheboro, North Carolina, has earned Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for products manufactured at its facilities in El Salvador and Honduras. AEC manufactures a broad assortment of knitted and woven narrow fabrics for apparel, home textiles, medical, automotive, marine and commercial applications. “The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification is an important element […]

Laura Allred joins AEC Narrow Fabrics

Laura Allred joins AEC Narrow Fabrics

Fabric supplier AEC Narrow Fabrics has selected industry veteran Laura Allred to serve as product manager for the Asheboro, North Carolina-based company. Allred, who reports to Vice President Jeff Crisco, is responsible for developing, merchandising and selling AEC’s mattress-related products, including closing tape, handles, elastics and decorative ribbons. She draws on her significant experience designing upholstery […]

AEC Narrow Fabrics buys Narricot Industries

Industry supplier AEC Narrow Fabrics, with headquarters in Asheboro, North Carolina, has completed the purchase of Boykin, Virginia-based Narricot Industries, a unit of International Textiles Group. The sale includes two manufacturing plants, all equipment and inventory, as well as certain intellectual property of the woven, narrow-fabric producer. “We are pleased to have Narricot join with […]

AEC Narrow Fabrics hires Franklin

AEC Narrow Fabrics hires Franklin

Textile supplier AEC Narrow Fabrics, which has headquarters in Asheboro, N.C., has hired industry veteran Camilla Franklin as product manager for mattress tapes. She reports to Jeff Crisco, vice president of sales. Franklin brings to her new post more than 20 years of textile experience, with a focus on design and product development in knitted, […]

AEC promotions realign reporting structure

AEC Narrow Fabrics, a supplier of mattress tape with headquarters in Asheboro, N.C., has promoted three people at its facilities in the United States and Central America. Rick Adelman was named director of Central America manufacturing, a new position. He is responsible for El Salvador and Honduras manufacturing, research and development operations, and oversight of […]

AEC Narrow Fabrics achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

AEC Narrow Fabrics achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

Mattress tape supplier AEC Narrow Fabrics, which is headquartered in Asheboro, N.C., has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification for its two North Carolina manufacturing facilities. ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management standard administered by the International Organization for Standardization. AEC said it spent more than a year evaluating and improving its quality management systems prior to […]

AEC Narrow Fabrics appoints plant manager

Textile supplier AEC Narrow Fabrics has named Leonel Preza plant manager for its manufacturing facility in El Salvador. “We are pleased to have Leonel Preza and his expertise in multifaceted areas of manufacturing, including apparel and narrow fabrics,” said Robert Lawson, president of the Asheboro, N.C.-based company. “His achievements with lean manufacturing and continuous quality […]