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Johnston Textiles closes two plants; secures new capital

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Mar '12
Johnston Textiles Inc announced it has completed its plant consolidations and secured additional capital for growth. The company closed its Opp, AL and Shawmut, AL plants and moved all manufacturing and finishing to Phenix City, AL. The consolidation enables Johnston to realize better utilization of existing assets and improve efficiencies and delivery, while the new funding supports sales and product development initiatives.

Johnston Textiles is now one of few American textile producers that are fully integrated in weaving, dyeing and finishing all in one integrated facility. The 700,000 square foot Phenix City operation houses 154 looms, 9 jet dye machines and 5 finishing lines. “While we are bringing the consolidated operation fully online, our service levels will continuously improve over the coming weeks and months,” said Jim Morelli, President & CEO. “We still have work to do, but there is a great desire for quality made US goods, and we are committed to serving the needs of our marketplace with improved service and delivery.”

Meriturn and its Partners are backing the business growth with an increase in financing and investment. The new financing will move the business ahead at a faster pace and enable more rapid development of new products.

Johnston also made recent appointments of two new senior executives, Roger Morelock as Vice President of Manufacturing, formerly Vice President of Avondale Mills and AF&Y, and PJ Murphy as Vice President of Sales, previously a Sales Manager at GE. “Roger and PJ have already proven to be tremendous assets in streamlining our processes and moving the business forward,” said Morelli.

Located in Phenix City, AL, Johnston Textiles is a world-class, vertically-integrated manufacturer of value-added textiles bearing the “Made In America” label. Johnston utilizes its advanced in-house technologies to deliver solutions for even the most complex textile needs.

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