As tradition goes, New England-based Ames Textile Corporation has been producing yarn since 1865. Twisting the finest quality polyester, nylon, acetate, polypropylene, rayon, aramids, para aramids, and carbon yarns for decades, Ames’ synthetic yarns division in Virginia has long been established as a leader in the field.
With 3A’s purchase of the fully functioning 77,000 square foot Ames plant, they don’t intend to miss a beat. The building, machinery, inventory and assets will be retained and expanded, as 3A carries on what has become a great tradition of the highest quality woven label yarn producer in America.
By all accounts, the Virginia factory has been exceptionally efficient, and since the transaction, it hasn’t stopped running for a single shift. 3A Throwing looks to carry on with the current Ames product line, as well as provide further diversification.
Just as 3A expanded from producing a mere 150,000 pounds of yarn in 1986 to over 5 million pounds annually by 2001, the plan is to bring the same modern approach and a reputation for innovation to this new undertaking.
Said 3A’s Laurence Pohl, “In economically difficult times, the owners have made a huge commitment to the throwing industry. We bought the building, the land, the machinery, and the inventory. We are here to stay.”
Yarn processing is established as a long-standing industry in North America. This Virginia facility twists the finest quality polyester, nylon, polypropylene, and more on modern 2-for-1 twisters in climate controlled conditions. Customers select from 30 up to 1,000 denier currently, twisted from 3 to 30 turns per inch.
These products are perfect for broad and narrow weaving, knitting, braiding and numerous manufacturing applications. As 3A expands equipment and product line capability, look for their Virginia factory to continue to flourish within new markets, while improving and bringing new products to existing customers.
“This acquisition allows us to bring necessary resources to maintain our top quality standards,” said 3A President Richard Mercier. “We look forward to working together with all of our valued customers as we solidify our place on the preferred list of subcontractors for many of the major American fiber producers.”
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