Why Hank Little Loves Fast Boats, Fast Cars—and Fast Quilters

Why Hank Little Loves Fast Boats, Fast Cars—and Fast Quilters

Under Hank Little’s leadership, Atlanta Attachment accelerates through challenges, acquisition. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Hank Little, president of Atlanta Attachment Co., says he has two real passions in life: “fishing and going fast.” Speeding at 75 mph in a souped-up bass boat to land a fish is Little’s idea of a day made in heaven. Perhaps […]

Atlanta Attachment Promotes Fonts

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Atlanta Attachment Co. Inc., a global supplier of machinery for sewn products, has promoted Eugenio Fonts to vice president of international sales. He previously served as director of international sales. Fonts, who joined the company in 2006, has spent nearly 40 years in the sewn products industry. He speaks four languages, and his knowledge […]

Mattress Manufacturing: Power of Prevention

Mattress Manufacturing: Power of Prevention

Maintaining machinery now saves time and money later BY GARY JAMES What one action do all mattress producers need to take to keep their mattress manufacturing equipment in good working order? Implement a robust program of preventive maintenance, leading machinery suppliers say. A well-designed program includes inspecting equipment regularly, replacing worn parts before problems occur and […]

Atlanta Attachment names Watson to new special projects post

Atlanta Attachment Co., a global supplier of heavy-duty sewing machinery, packaging equipment, sewing automation equipment and other machines for sewn products, has hired Tim Watson to the new position director of special projects. He is responsible for managing special engineering projects that go beyond the Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company’s customary offerings. Watson is a mattress-manufacturing veteran […]

Atlanta Attachment partners with Italy’s Meca Srl

Atlanta Attachment partners with Italy’s Meca Srl

Machinery supplier Atlanta Attachment Co. has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Meca Srl, a manufacturer of quilting machinery based in Olona, Italy. The agreement gives Atlanta Attachment the right to sell, install and service Meca equipment in North America, and expands the Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company’s offerings to include Meca’s unique, high-speed multineedle quilting machinery, including […]

Atlanta Attachment distributing C3 equipment

Atlanta Attachment distributing C3 equipment

Machinery supplier Atlanta Attachment Co., with headquarters in Lawrenceville, Ga., is now the exclusive distributor of C3 Corp.’s equipment for lamination and packaging of foam bedding. The high-speed lamination lines can handle up to 120 mattresses per hour. “C3 is an engineering firm passionate about evolving and advancing manufacturing through technology,” said Joe Van De […]

Atlanta Attachment’s Bob Paust to retire

Atlanta Attachment has announced the upcoming retirement of Bob Paust on Dec. 31. Paust, who has 21 years with the Lawrenceville, Ga.-based machinery supplier, rose through the ranks to become vice president of sales. He joined Atlanta Attachment after a dozen years in sales with industrial sewing machinery supplier Adler America. Atlanta Attachment credits Paust […]

Posturecraft opens for business at new Mississippi plant

Posturecraft opens for business at new Mississippi plant

Posturecraft Mattress Co., a mattress manufacturer in operation since 1988, held a grand opening at its new location in Plantersville, Miss., on Sept. 17. The 80,000-square-foot plant replaces the company’s Double Springs, Ala., facility that was destroyed by fire. In addition to making a $3 million investment in site improvements and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, Posturecraft […]

Atlanta Attachment earns state manufacturing honor

Mattress industry machinery supplier Atlanta Attachment Co., which has headquarters in Lawrenceville, Ga., was recognized as a Manufacturer of the Year Nominee 2013 at the state of Georgia’s annual Governor’s Award Luncheon. The awards luncheon caps off Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week, an annual event sponsored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Technical […]