Keystone Enters Upholstery Ring

January 7, 2010

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LEBANON, Pennsylvania - Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc. has entered the upholstery business for the first time in its 80-year history with a collection of jacquards and dobbies in the $4.95 to $12.95 price range.

The natural fiber line including linen and cotton, is geared to jobbers and furniture manufacturers and was shown at Showtime in December. The initial line features jacquards including a special crewel construction as well as dobby plaids, stripes and plains.

Sloan Caplan, the 35-year-old, fourth generation family owner of KW is also the president and CEO, while Ray McKinnon heads up sales and merchandising for upholstery. The line will ship this spring according to Bob McKinnon, consultant to Keystone.

Keystone has a diversified base of accounts in the military, industrial and apparel markets. Despite the challenges of the decline in the American textile industry, KW says it remains committed to domestic weaving and manufactures 100 percent of its fabrics in the United States according to the company website.



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