Carmichael Report

Up-to-date fiber and textile news from Alasdair Carmichael

06-1-2017 Carmichael Report

A press release has been issued announcing that the 3 leading producers of fine denier virgin polyester staple have filed an Anti dumping and Countervailing Duty petition against suppliers of polyester staple of less than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) from China, Vietnam,...

05-12-2017 Carmichael Report (3)

The Roanoke Virginia press is reporting the imminent closure of Jefferson Yarns (formerly Jefferson Mills):  Read the press release here.   AKC Note: Sad to report the closing of a long standing player particularly in the nylon yarn processing area. In the 1980s...

05-12-2017 Carmichael Report (2)

Press reports in Arkansas advise of a further Chinese investment into the US textile industry: Read the press release here...   AKC Note: Shandong Ruyi is planning a $460 million investment to put cotton spinning into an existing plant in Forrest City, Arkansas....

05-12-2017 Carmichael Report

I was away from the office last week and there were 3 items of interest that I wanted to pass on: 1)  Twitchell Technical Products, through their owners Highlander Partners have purchased The Quantum Group of Colfax NC.  Jeff Bruner, the founder of Quantum will remain...

04-10-2017 Carmichael Report

There have been reports in the industry for the last 3 months that MAS Holdings of Sri Lanka was negotiating to purchase Acme McCrary of Asheboro, NC. The following link confirms the deal is taking place: Read the press release here...   AKC Note: ACME McCrary is...

03-24-2017 (3) Carmichael Report

Steve Warner at Beaver Lake Report www.beaverlake6.com has pointed me to an interesting report from a Korean newspaper regarding a Korean yarn spinning company acquiring Buhler Quality Yarns of Jefferson, GA:   Read the press release here...   AKC Note: Buhler is...