Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Auburn expands Kittyhawk textile production facility
Auburn expands Kittyhawk textile production facility
03
Sep '13
Citing increased customer demand for its products and a reliable forecast for that demand to continue, Auburn Manufacturing, a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of textile products for extreme temperature industrial applications, recently broke ground on a $1.4 million, 22,500 sq. ft. expansion to its Kittyhawk manufacturing facility in Auburn, Maine. 

When completed, the expansion will nearly double the size of the company's Auburn facility and will require hiring a number of new employees, further adding to the local economy. AMI also operates a manufacturing plant in Mechanic Falls, which is currently running at full capacity.

According to Kathie Leonard, President and CEO of AMI, "The new expansion will not only facilitate our current growth, it also will provide the extra space we need for our continued focus on innovation, particularly in the areas of coatings, nanotechnologies, and heat protection enhancements."

For over thirty years, innovation has been a hallmark of AMI.  "Advances in our manufacturing technologies have presented numerous innovative opportunities to make an even better product," said Leonard. "Aligning our core capabilities with these evolving opportunities has made us the industry leader in innovation, safety, performance and quality. With this new expansion we will have the opportunity to continue developing the most advanced, safest and high-quality flexible barriers against extreme-temperature challenges."

AMI's investment in advanced weaving technologies coupled with its expertise in fibers, yarns, weaves and specialty coatings has resulted in a number of recent product enhancements to its line of Ever Green R/R insulation covers, including Ever Green HS for hot service, Ever Green ET for elevated temperature, and Ever Green CHW for chilled water systems.

Recent additions to AMI's hot work product line include AMI-TUF TR translucent heat and fire barrier for data center protection, hot and cold aisle containment, and hot work containment enclosures; a line of extreme barrier (EB) composites for heat containment; and an expanded line of extreme temperature tapes and tubing for the pyrotechnics industry.

The expanded Kittyhawk facility is expected to be fully operational in September.  Commenting on the timing of the expansion, which had been planned for a number of years, Leonard said, "With our growing product line, our continued investment in innovation, and interest rates where they are, this is the perfect time to go ahead."  AMI hopes to expand the facility again in another 3-5 years.                                      

Auburn Manufacturing


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Aditya Birla

Textiles | On 20th Jun 2018

'Growth of VSF yarn industry is difficult'

Growth for the viscose filament yarn (VSF) yarn industry is...

Comfort USP of Sensitive Fabrics range of Eurojersey Spa

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Jun 2018

Comfort USP of Sensitive Fabrics range of Eurojersey Spa

Italian company Eurojersey Spa will present in 2019 new embossing...

Courtesy: Coolvision

Textiles | On 20th Jun 2018

FiberVisions to show new range of CoolVisions fibre at OR

FiberVisions, an Indorama Ventures company, is set to present a new...

Interviews View All

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

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

Leave your Comments


June 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search