Contract / Hospitality News

Rockland Mills’ Third Wide Width Coating Line Adds 50 Percent Capacity at Bamberg, SC

BALTIMORE, Maryland—If there is a theme at Rockland Mills for 2018, it would have to be summed up in one word ‘new.’ According to Mark Berman, President and Darren Fradin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Rockland will introduce a new line of electrostatic flocked drapery linings wi[...]

WeaveUp’s Flint Davis Produces Digitally Printed Hospitality Fabric Samples In Three Days, Changing the Way Textile Print Business Is Done

DURHAM, NC—The printed textile industry worldwide is $200-$300 billion worldwide, according to Flint Davis, President of WeaveUp, a digital printing specialist. He expects digital printing, still in its infancy with only three to four percent of the world printed textile market, to take over 50[...]

Materialised Says WeaveUp is Game Changing Technology

BLAKEHURST, NSW, AUSTRALIA — WeaveUp is a “game changer,” according to Gary Price, Managing Director of Materialised Pty, Ltd., a contract specialist here. “This business to business online platform enables our clients to take control of the selection and adjustment of a smorgasbord of de[...]

WeaveUp Allows Valley Forge to Expand Print Basecloth Range

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — Valley Forge Fabrics, after being the earliest user and investor in the technology has substantially increased its usage of the WeaveUp platform for digital printing since WeaveUp was spun off as a separate business. ”At the time of the WeaveUp launch, we were runnin[...]

Milliken Names Jennifer K. Harmon Vice President, Specialty Interiors

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — Milliken has named Jennifer K. Harmon as its new Vice President of the specialty interiors business, which is part of the company’s Performance & Protective Textiles Division. Harmon, who was previously vice president of design and interim vice president of s[...]

Galloway Named President Robert Allen Duralee Contract; Amy Silberman Departs

HAUPPAUGE, NY — Kerry Galloway was  been named President of Robert Allen Duralee Group Contract division in April. He was previously Vice President of Robert Allen Contract prior to the merger of Robert Allen and Duralee March 31. [caption id="attachment_15286" align="alignright" width="300[...]

Printer, Editeur, Converter Panaz Becomes Major Global Contract Player Driven Hard by 30 Year Veteran Tony Attard

LANCASHIRE, UK—Panaz Ltd. has evolved as a major contract printer, converter and designer of contract fabrics with sales in the $25 million range but CEO Tony Attard expects to double business in the next five years. The company owns state of the art printing machines capable of printing 200 me[...]

Eric Lazarus Joins Aperture Contract, Charles Samelson’s New Roller Shade Division

New York, New York—Eric Lazarus, 30 years plus hospitality industry veteran has been named Vice President of Aperture Contract, the newest addition to the Charles Samelson, Inc. family of brands, focused on providing a unique collection of decorative roller shades for the commercial marketplace. [...]

Tony Attard Also Chairman of Alusid, Architectural Glass Recycler

LANCASHIRE—Alusid is a manufacturer of recycled ceramics and glass from sinks, bathtubs and television screen glass that would otherwise go into the landfill. The Silicastone product line is used for indoor/outdoor surfaces in the same way a designer would use stone, according to Tony Attard, C[...]

Financial Firm Buys Carnegie Major Stake

ROCKVILLE CENTER, New York — Carnegie has finalized an agreement to sell a majority interest in the company to a financial partner named Calera Capital based in Boston, MA. The  purchase price is not disclosed. Cliff Goldman, Carnegie second generation family owner will remain a minority share[...]