Beverly Knits continues to work with group to make face masks

Posted April 14, 2020


GASTONIA, N.C. – The Beverly Knits group of U.S. textile and garment manufacturers continues to work together to provide face masks for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The number of companies in the group of American textile companies continues to grow. Currently, there are 31 quality U.S. companies on the team.


Fabric is now in production in factories in North Carolina and South Carolina. Cutting and sewing of the masks has begun across the U.S. with partners in many states. Production started the week of April 3 after all facilities were qualified. The production goal is 200,000 masks during the first week and ramping up to 2 million masks produced per week shortly thereafter.


“We have tremendous U.S. textile companies that are retooling quickly to make these masks,” said Ron Sytz, CEO of Beverly Knits. “The cooperation of the group is amazing in sharing information and parts as well as working together. Our goal is to make it happen as fast as possible to flatten the curve on COVID-19.”


Companies on the Beverly Knits team include:


  • Clover Knits

  • South Fork Industries

  • A. Lava & Son

  • LA Corp

  • Culp

  • Two-One-Two New York

  • Colonial LLC

  • Louis Vuitton

  • Inside Out

  • Elizabeth M. Designs

  • Contempora Fabrics

  • Altus Finishing

  • Wells Hosiery

  • Hemingway Apparel 

  • The Filter Shop

  • ICS North America

  • Riegel Linen

  • SND Mfg

  • Royal Apparel

  • A Plus Apparel

  • Carolina Cotton Works

  • National Safety Apparel

  • Jomel Industries

  • BeoCare

  • Keep it Here Inc

  • UCS Inc

  • Pacific Athletic Wear

  • Ethan Allan

  • La La Land Creative

  • American Leather/Lee Industries


As part of Beverly Knits’ ongoing commitment to flattening the COVID-19 curve, the company recently donated face masks to Gaston EMS and the Gastonia Police Department in Gastonia, N.C.


Beverly Knits Inc., located here, currently operates in 370,000 square feet of space with more than 300 knitting machines. Two hundred and ninety-five associates produce more than 30 million meters of fabric annually. Beverly Knits Inc. is diversified in its knitting capabilities and finishing of fabrics through its Altus Finishing division and with sales through the Creative Fabrics division.


Source: Beverly Knits

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