MMI Textiles' new 30,000-square-foot facility in Lenoir, N.C.
MMI Textiles to expand operations, open narrow fabrics plant in N.C.
Posted December 15, 2020
WESTLAKE, Ohio – MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military, tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, announced a major expansion of its operations.
MMI will open a 30,000-square-foot production facility in North Carolina to begin producing select narrow fabrics during the first quarter of 2021.
The new facility in Lenoir, N.C., will be focused on manufacturing and printing narrow fabrics, including a full line of mil-spec webbing and binding tape products. The main driver behind the new operation is MMI’s CTEdge® Printed Narrow Fabrics that use patented technology to give the border of webbing and binding tape a more concealed edge, because it is woven with different color threads that allow it to blend into the materials behind it. This product line has seen momentous growth over the last few years with sales on a global scale and multiple international distributors.
“Our new facility reflects MMI’s commitment to deliver the best quality products within the best possible lead times,” said MMI President and Founder Amy Bircher. “In addition to the investment in a new manufacturing facility, new equipment and new personnel, we have aligned with Mikan Printing, our existing print partner, to ensure quality control and timely delivery.”
MMI will hire new staff and acquire new equipment in Lenoir to ensure better control of the manufacturing process for this line. The new facility will house both MMI Textiles’ new manufacturing facility and Mikan’s print facility under one roof. Mikan is one of the country’s most respected and innovative leaders in the textile printing industry.
“We believe this significant investment – especially at a time when businesses around the globe are being challenged as never before – demonstrates our agility as an always-on, end-to-end provider and producer of innovative customer solutions,” Bircher said.
The new MMI Textiles manufacturing and print facility will be integrated under one roof to ensure efficiencies and consistencies that are better aligned with the MMI Textile brand promise of unmatched service and innovation. All sales and customer service transactions will continue to be handled through existing channels.
MMI Textiles, a woman-owned business enterprise with over 23 years of experience, is a premier global supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components to the diverse textile marketplace. From its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, its newest operation in Lenoir, N.C., and its resource base of more than 250 suppliers, the company delivers innovative solutions from fabrics, webbing, binding tape, hook & loop, hardware, labels and more.
Through its products and its solutions-focused services, MMI has become a leading end-to-end supplier to the commercial, outdoors, medical and military markets. It also oversees the production of its own stock and custom products – many of which are 100% domestic. An ISO 9001 certified company, MMI assures customers receive the best quality and expertise at all times.
Source: MMI Textiles