Flying pigs graced Atlanta Attachment Company’s open house in early December, a testament to the sewing automation company’s commitment to expanding its presence in the bedding market.
“A competitor told us we would make inroads into the bedding business when pigs fly,” explains Jeff Moore, product specialist at Atlanta Attachment. Caricature winged pigs flew above the dozen new products the company has introduced since last spring’s Expo, as well as over the existing bedding product workstations already in the company’s lineup.
The open house, held Dec. 9–13, was modeled on Atlanta Attachment’s open houses for the apparel industry, where the Lawrenceville, Ga.,–based company got its start in 1969. During the week, more than 150 bedding industry executives toured the facility and showroom, receiving a little Southern hospitality while they examined the new sewing automation machines.
Atlanta Attachment Chairman Elvin Price, and President and CEO Wendell Piper were among Atlanta Attachment’s 110 employees who spent long days that week showing bedding execs around the facility.
Atlanta Attachment had been building bedding sewing products for specialty projects for a few years before deciding to bring out its own line of products for OEMs, explains Moore, taking a break from showing a visitor around the showroom.
Moore says the new products received a warm welcome at the ISPA Expo last March, prompting company officials to expand the line.
“This is our first open house related to the bedding industry, but we built and designed enough new equipment since Expo that we felt we needed to get it out there and get it shown,” Moore says.