Culp 3rd-Quarter Ticking Sales Take Hit on Imports

Culp 3rd-Quarter Ticking Sales Take Hit on Imports

In its third fiscal quarter of 2019, which ended Jan. 27, Culp Inc. reported net sales of $77.2 million, a 9.5% decline compared with its third quarter of fiscal 2018. Ticking sales fell 27.1% to $35.7 million. Upholstery sales rose 2.3% to $37.1 million. New business segment Culp Home Fashions Accessories had sales of $4.4 […]

Tricots Liesse Amps Up Sales Team

Tricots Liesse Amps Up Sales Team

Mattress fabric supplier Tricots Liesse has hired Nate Cangemi as senior director of sales, Western U.S. region, and Krista Grohsman as Northeastern U.S. sales manager. Each reports to Camilla Franklin, vice president of sales and marketing for the Montreal-based company.  Cangemi has more than 15 years of industry sales experience and, most recently, was national […]

A Fashion Flair for Bedding

A Fashion Flair for Bedding

BY GARY JAMES Fabric supplier Tricots Liesse builds on expertise gained in years of creating knits for apparel Tricots Liesse may be a relatively new name in mattress ticking, but in the world of luxury sportswear and swimwear, the Montreal-based producer has a well-established global reputation for creating innovative, on-trend stretch knit fabrics. Founded in […]

Shifts at Culp Inc. as Founder Reduces Role

Publicly traded textile major Culp Inc. has announced changes to its executive management structure effective Oct. 1. Robert (Rob) Culp III, a company founder, remains as board chair but now is less involved in the day-to-day management of the business. He continues as a strategic adviser to the company and remains involved in customer and […]

Dressed for Bed: Ticking Suppliers Tease With Tints and Talk of Tech

Dressed for Bed: Ticking Suppliers Tease With Tints and Talk of Tech

BY GARY JAMES AND BARBARA T. NELLES Ticking suppliers were plentiful at this year’s ISPA EXPO — more so than ever — and beautifully designed fabrics with a soft hand and dramatic color pops drew many oohs and aahs from attendees. Walking the floor and handling plush knits and silky jacquards was one of the […]

Elfa Adds N.C. Warehouse

New York-based ticking supplier Elfa International has opened a second 25,000-square-foot warehouse. This one is in Marion, North Carolina. Its other facility is in Elkhart, Indiana. The new warehouse will help shorten delivery times, as well as increase inventory and product availability for customers. Orders received by 11 a.m. are shipped the same day. The […]

Harrison Spinks wants to revolutionize bedding

Harrison Spinks wants to revolutionize bedding

BY GARY JAMES U.K. company makes and even grows components as it strives to create the most environmentally friendly bed Simon Spinks, managing director of Leeds, England-based luxury bed and component producer Harrison Spinks, believes his company has developed an innovative spring technology that has the potential to transform the bedding industry. That’s a bold […]

Culp reports fiscal 2018 sales gain

Culp reports fiscal 2018 sales gain

Industry supplier and ticking major Culp Inc. recorded fourth-quarter 2018 (ended April 30) net sales of $78.2 million, with ticking sales down 4.7% and upholstery up 11%, compared with the prior-year quarter. For the full fiscal year, the High Point, North Carolina-based company had net sales of $323.7, reflecting a 1% rise in ticking and […]

BekaertDeslee USA celebrates expansion

BekaertDeslee USA celebrates expansion

Textile supplier BekaertDeslee USA, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, cut the ribbon on a new warehouse and renovated company showroom June 21 at its headquarters in Winston-Salem. The new building is adjacent to the company’s existing plant at company headquarters and provides an additional 87,000 square feet of warehouse space. The project also included the […]

BekaertDeslee building new design center

BekaertDeslee building new design center

Textile and sewn covers supplier BekaertDeslee is building an innovation and design center across the street from its world headquarters in Waregem, Belgium. The center is expected to become operational by the middle of the year. The building will house the creative and technological heart of the company, including a “pilot plant,” research and development, […]

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