The fast-growing manufacturer of industrial sewing thread, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products supplies has opened an all-new, high-tech dyehouse in South Carolina. The extraordinary investment in a domestic facility exemplifies the company’s long-standing commitment to providing unparalleled customer service rooted in industry expertise, modernization, and reliable local supply.
According to Champion Thread President Matt Poovey, “At a time when global supply chain disruptions and uncertainties abound, we are strengthening our capacity as the go-to, on-time supplier that our textile and sewn products customers need to meet fast-changing market needs. In addition to boosting our service, this investment supports our ongoing focus on building lean, flexible manufacturing operations and environmentally sustainable products and operations. Our teams’ impressive commitment to seeing us through the pandemic made this investment in the American textile workforce a simple decision for us.”
The new facility is one of only a few such dyehouses built in the USA in a generation. The new facility enables CTC to quickly, efficiently, and locally dye its yarns and threads to speed deliveries, expand scheduling flexibility, reduce costs and ensure color accuracy.
The new dyehouse comprises many highly efficient and sustainable technologies. Key among these is low liquor ratio dyeing equipment that significantly reduces water usage and energy-efficient, on-demand boilers that substantially reduce dyehouse emissions. The CTC facility also has a state-of-the-industry dye lab, process automation, monitoring and control systems. The operation also increases local finish winding, twisting, and packaging capacity for threads and yarns.
To optimize all these innovative technology and processes, CTC is actively retraining existing team members and recruiting for new positions created as the new facility ramps-up production.
About Champion Thread
Founded in 1979, Champion Thread Company® develops and produces premium sewing threads, engineered yarns, and accessories for textile and sewn products manufacturers. With 40 years of growth, CTC® remains dedicated to delivering the highest quality at competitive prices. A promise supported by the technical and industry expertise needed to solve the toughest product, production, and supply chain challenges. Family-owned and operated, CTC delivers a level of quality, service, and partnership that larger firms have long forgotten, and small suppliers cannot sustain.
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