Raven Issue No. 7

In this issue:

  • Treasure Garden, the world’s largest manufacturer of shade structures, celebrated its 25th anniversary in the fall of 2008 by opening a new plant in China.
  • Research and development is the lifeblood of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, assuring continual innovation. The latest advancement is a Next Generation of Sunbrella® awning and marine fabrics with 25 percent greater water repellency with no loss of breathability.
  • Glen Raven’s one-million-square-foot Anderson, S.C., plant is not only one of the most modern, it is one of the most environmentally friendly. During 2007 the plant went landfill free, recycling every bit of waste from fibers to light bulbs.
  • The Indian government is building a 6,000-mile interstate highway system, and Strata Systems is playing a key role in its construction.
  • New products are essential to all organizations, including Glen Raven Technical Fabrics, which is generating 20 percent of its annual growth through original creations. Read More

Raven Issue No. 6

In this Issue:

  • With a mission of serving the nation’s leading boat manufacturers, as well as thousands of individual boat owners, Great Lakes Boat Top demands quality, speed and quick response from each of its trade partners.
  • Shawmut Corporation, the nation’s largest fabric laminator, is partnering with Glen Raven to address one of the auto industry’s most essential needs – a new generation of headliner fabrics for today’s high-tech vehicle interiors.
  • When Gloster furniture leaves the warehouse, the company must have confidence that every piece will not only be handled with white glove care, but that it will be delivered cost effectively and on time. With a depth of supply chain expertise and obsessive attention to detail, Glen Raven Logistics has become one of Gloster’s top resources, managing seamless distribution coast-to-coast.
  • As the go-to resource for awnings and shade structures in the Atlanta region, Georgia Tent & Awning needs more than just a supplier of fabrics and accessories.  Georgia Tent has found this support from Trivantage, the national distribution arm of Glen Raven.
  • Tent maker Andy Nolan has been in the business long enough to know exactly what he wants in every fabric he uses – quality, competitive pricing, durability and service after the sale. He has found all of these elements and more in Sunblock fabrics, an offering from Dickson Coatings, a Glen Raven French-based subsidiary.  Read More