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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.”

Raven Issue No. 22

In this issue:

  • Sunbrella fabrics featured at LongHouse Reserve
  • Design thinking focuses on end-user needs
  • Where are shade products headed next?
  • Artist builds international exhibitions with Sunbrella yarns
  • ‘Performance Art’ takes Sunbrella in new directions
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Raven Issue No. 21

In this issue:

  • Glen Raven, Inc. adopts new corporate identity
  • Jordan’s furniture attracts customers with more than sofas
  • Jardinico introduces Modular Colors furniture line
  • Strata creating global brand in geosythetics

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Sunbrella Sponsors Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis @ The James Royal Palm

Extensive upholstery groupings, architectural shade installation enhanced Miami hotspot for artists and designers

The city of Miami was flush with international visitors this week for Art Basel, a celebration of modern and contemporary art that includes paintings, installations, photography, films and more. Many of those visitors also found their way to Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis @ The James Royal Palm where Sunbrella® fabrics were on full display as part of the magazine’s luxurious retreat for the art and design worlds. Read More

IFAI 2013

IFAI 2013 was a wonderful show and we are glad we got a chance to connect with you during our time in Orlando.

From hearing about your plans for 2014 to the event at Marvel Superhero Island, we enjoyed talking with you about working together in this great industry.

Relive the best moments of IFAI 2013 by watching this short video.

Raven Issue No. 20

In this issue:

  • The overriding mission of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics is support for the Sunbrella brand, spanning research and development, manufacturing, design, marketing and branding.
  • During 2013, Glen Raven launched a significantly enhanced marketing communications program for the Sunbrella brand.Glen Raven’s Dickson associates in France are responding well to the troubled European economy through production process enhancements, Sunbrella and Dickson brand marketing, and more efficient distribution through a new logistics center and the introduction of new products, such as a commercial woven flooring line.
  • Glen Raven Technical Fabrics supports a diverse portfolio of products and markets based on a clear strategic direction that focuses research and development on highly technical, value-added offerings.
  • During the past six years, Trivantage has focused on establishing a stronger foundation for serving its customers.
  • In addition to providing efficient distribution services to its customers, Trivantage is also committed to helping awning and marine fabricators and furniture companies identify and pursue business growth opportunities. Read More

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