Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Glen Raven named North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year
Glen Raven named North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year
12
Sep '12
Glen Raven Inc, has been selected as the North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year in the large company category in a program sponsored by McGladrey LLP, the nation's fifth largest assurance, tax and consulting firm, and Fifth Third Bank, in cooperation with the North Carolina Chamber. The award program was initiated to recognize the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. and state economy and acknowledge the success of manufacturers.

"At McGladrey, we are dedicated to serving the manufacturing industry and help to develop programs that will benefit this industry," said Steve Menaker, Carolinas and East Region Manufacturing lead for McGladrey. "We recognized that previously there was not a program to formally recognize the efforts of local manufacturers which led to the development of the North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year Award."

Nominations were submitted online and judged by a panel of contributors to the manufacturing and overall business community in North Carolina. The winners were selected based on holistic accomplishments including growth, jobs creation and innovation.
 
"We were impressed by both the quality and quantity of nominations we received this year and look forward to growing the program in future years." said Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber.
 
Nominations for the award included numerous high caliber manufacturers across North Carolina, which is the fourth-largest manufacturing state in the country. Winners were selected in each of three categories:
 
Large manufacturer (more than $250M)
Glen Raven, Inc. was named the winner in the large manufacturer category. Founded in Alamance County in 1880, Glen Raven today is a global company with business centers in North America, Europe and Asia, selling products into more than 120 countries. While best known for its category-leading Sunbrella brand of fabrics for awning, marine and furniture applications, Glen Raven also provides fabric-based solutions for automotive, military, construction, mining, protective work apparel and water filtration markets and operates national logistic and distribution subsidiaries. The Burlington, N.C.-based company is privately held by the descendants of its founder, John Q. Gant.
 
"On behalf of our customers, trade partners, associates and shareholders, we are honored and humbled to accept a North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year award," said Allen E. Gant, Jr., president and CEO of Glen Raven. "This award reflects our deep commitment to state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and around the world, and our relentless focus on innovative solutions and integrated marketing programs in partnership with our customers and trade partners."
 
 


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2018

Final version of CPTPP pact released; to be signed in March

The final version of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for...

Amazon India crosses 3 lakh seller base in less than 5 yrs

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Feb 2018

Amazon India crosses 3 lakh seller base in less than 5 yrs

Amazon recently claimed to have crossed the three-lakh seller base in ...

Indian e-retail market may see 250% growth in 3 yrs: Crisil

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Feb 2018

Indian e-retail market may see 250% growth in 3 yrs: Crisil

India’s e-retail market may rise by 250 per cent in the next three...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Top executives
Fashion houses, India

With technology, it has become easier to ensure IPR

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

'One nation, one tax' is a great concept

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search