Raven Issue No. 17

In this issue:

  • G&K Services and Glen Raven Technical Fabrics successfully deployed a highly targeted marketing program to reach oil and gas workers in San Antonio.
  • Wm. J. Mills is benefitting from the global marketplace with the sale of distinctive canvas bags displaying the iconic Mills logo.
  • Customers of Wieland Copper Products receive just what they need, just when they need it through a finely tuned logistics system with Glen Raven Logistics.
  • Long-term business relationships result when companies provide products that are unavailable elsewhere, backed by responsive, personal service.
  • Operational improvements can be found throughout every company, starting with selecting the right materials and developing a disciplined, effective approach.
  • Design is today’s frontier in product innovation, with victory to those who can create products that are as elegant as they are full featured and easy to use. Read More

Raven Issue No. 16

In this issue:

  • While awning fabrics remain an essential strength, Dickson-Constant has diversified in recent years through a focus on home décor with Sunbrella and Dickson brands and growth in technical solar protection.
  • For Europe to meet increasingly aggressive goals for energy conservation, it must adopt a variety of integrated strategies, including the increased use of shade, particularly for commercial buildings.
  • Through the application of unique technologies and seasoned staff members, Dickson PTL solves high-tech fabric needs, ranging from release liners used in tire manufacturing to bellows that protect precision laser cutting machines.
  • Changing fundamental manufacturing processes can be a formidable challenge when millions of dollars of equipment and brand equity are at stake; Dickson PTL has accomplished this feat in tire manufacturing.
  • In the world of performance textiles, change is a way of life, which is increasingly the case at Dickson Saint Clair, which has established a leadership position in eco-friendly fabrics while modernizing its weaving operations. Read More

Raven Issue No. 15

In this issue:

  • From shade sails for athletic fields to enclosed patios for restaurants, awning fabricators are finding new growth opportunities.
  • Innovation is essential for success in today’s global economy, and the new Concept Gallery at Glen Raven is fostering creative thinking.
  • With the world population at more than 7 billion, the need for fresh drinking water has become a global priority.
  • The Sunbrella brand remains strong and in high market demand, requiring careful consideration for brand extensions.
  • Leading fiber companies are expanding recycling programs, including converting plastic bottles into high-tech yarns for a variety of uses. Read More