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Glen Raven, Inc. to Acquire Sunbury Textile Mills

Licensed partners for over 22 years propelled the Sunbrella brand in the design community.   

Glen Raven, Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills, a market leader in the design and manufacture of decorative jacquard fabrics. Under the agreement, Sunbury will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven, Inc. and will operate as part of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC, best known as the makers of Sunbrella® fabrics.

“Sunbury has been a close strategic business partner for more than 20 years,” said Allen E. Gant, Jr., chairman and CEO of Glen Raven, Inc. “Sunbury’s leadership in serving the designer, decorative jobber and furniture manufacturers with premium jacquard fabrics is unparalleled.  Every Sunbury customer is important to us and represents an opportunity to combine resources and be better suppliers and business partners.”

“We have long considered Sunbury to be part of the extended Glen Raven family, and we are excited about working with them to further service all of their markets and customers,” Gant added.

Sunbury’s team specializes in innovative decorative jacquard upholstery fabrics targeting the design community and luxury furniture manufacturers, for both residential and contract applications.  Sunbury’s designers create bespoke collections, focusing on inspirational patterns, innovative constructions and leading color trends.  The company’s product lines include Sunbrella fabrics, which it designs and produces under an exclusive license with Glen Raven.

“The long-term partnership has greatly expanded our ability to service customers with high-design, high-durability Sunbrella fabrics, and we see even more potential in the talented team at Sunbury and all the markets they serve.” said David Swers, President and COO of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC.

“Glen Raven is presenting Sunbury with an extraordinary opportunity to continue our growth path,” said Hank Truslow Jr., CEO of Sunbury Textile Mills. “We are looking forward to continuing to serve our customers with innovative solutions, superior design and unsurpassed levels of customer service as we’ve done for more than 60 years.”

Sunbrella® ‘Uncharted Waters’ Documentary Offers Insider View of the Journey to the Olympic Games

 

What makes elite athletes tick? What is it like to live your dream every day in hopes of a star performance at the Olympics? These are a few of the themes that ‘Uncharted Waters,’ a documentary following athletes on the US Sailing Team Sperry, will explore in the final year of their journey toward a spot on the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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New Fabrics Emphasize ‘Coming Back to Simplicity’

The Sunbrella® fabrics design team is emphasizing design simplicity with new bright colors and neutral additions to the Sunbrella Upholstery Collection. The additions include seven fabric groupings drawing attention to vibrant colors and patterns as well as textural neutrals.

“Our design team has incredible insights on colors, patterns and textures for today’s homes,” said Greg Voorhis, design director for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, the maker of Sunbrella fabrics. “With these new additions we’re mixing two different ends of the spectrum—bright to muted, old to new—and how they can come together to create beautiful, unassuming design.”

The Stripes group features classic stripe patterns Cabana and Shore in a variety of bold, bright colors that pop when mixed and matched as decorative pillows on white upholstery.

The Wisteria group evokes the feeling of spring through delicate shifts in color and texture. Featuring soft lavender and goldenrod stripes on a beige background, Paris Lavender feels vintage and well-worn and Meander Lilac features rich lilac tones in an interlocking pattern.

The group Regatta transforms any room into a seaside paradise; cool ocean blues in Token Surfside and a splash of complementary flame highlights in Shore Flame tell a color story that is as at home inside as it is outside.

Textural, natural-inspired neutrals are featured in the Mist group showing just how beautiful going back to basics can be. Grounding the group is Hybrid, a boucle design in shades of grey. This is contrasted with Cast, which features heathered yarns.

Fabrics from the Emerald group are modern, yet classic, and tantalizingly fresh. With coordinating patterns Reflex, Shore and Cabana in spring shades of emerald and citron balanced by Cast Tinsel, an earthy brown solid, the design possibilities are endless.

To further expand design horizons, Meridian expands with new colors. The perfect neutral pairing for bolder patterns and brighter colors, Meridian is a subtly textured solid with a soft hand and will be available in Meadow, Mist, Wisteria, Pewter, Flax, Rose, Cameo and Grain

Rounding out the new additions, Cast showcases heathered yarns providing a sense of texture in eight muted colors. An understated solid, Cast makes for an excellent base for larger upholstered pieces with accents of livelier colors in decorative pillows and throws. Cast will be available in Silver, Ash, Shale, Slate, Mist, Oasis, Tinsel and Petal.

 

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Cast

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Regatta

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Wisteria

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Emerald

Strata Systems, Inc. Announces Partial Acquisition of Equity in Geo Solucões, Ltd.

Today, Strata Systems, Inc., a Glen Raven company and manufacturer and marketer of soil reinforcement products, announced its acquisition of 50% of the equity in Geo Solucões Ltd. of Brazil.

With offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Geo Solucões Ltd. is a Brazilian geotechnical solutions company that designs and builds advanced soil reinforcement structures including retaining walls, soil nailing, slope protection and foundation piling systems. The partnership with the South American Company is designed to capitalize on the area’s planned growth in infrastructure including its participation in the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Ultimately, the venture will offer a full range of Strata-branded geosynthetics for distribution throughout Brazil. Strata will also explore opportunities to introduce other successful Glen Raven products into South America. Read More

GlenGuard® Reaches 10,000 Likes on its Facebook Page

Glen Raven, a global leader in manufacturing high-performance and protective fabrics, marked a social media milestone recently by reaching 10,000 likes in less than one year on its GlenGuard Facebook page. The company uses the page to engage visitors with: current events and trends in the oil and gas, electrical, and other related industries; topics to facilitate open conversations about ways to improve workplace safety; as well as some humor. Read More

Internationally Acclaimed Designer Richard Frinier Creates Sunbrella Fabrics with Recycled Content

‘Origins’ Collection Continues Expansion of Sunbrella Renaissance Offerings

Sunbrella® fabrics featuring recycled content continue to expand with the latest addition from internationally acclaimed home furnishings designer Richard Frinier. His newest creation for Sunbrella, “Origins’,” takes advantage of the rich surface texture and mottled color ways that are making Sunbrella Renaissance fabrics increasingly popular with the design trade and consumers. Read More