19 November 2008, Garden City, NY - Gehring Textiles Inc. , a manufacturer of warp and circular knitted fabrics for technical applications, has purchased Norton, Massachusetts based Tweave Inc, a manufacturer of high quality four-way stretch woven fabrics.
"We know that Tweave stretch fabric has enormous potential in many of these markets,” said Skip Gehring, president, Gehring Textiles. “Tweave is well-known and respected in fashion, sports and intimate apparel, but demand for its specialty woven fabrics exists elsewhere. At Gehring we know of industrial, medical and upholstery applications, and we see a huge potential in combining it with our GehringGuard Protective Fabrics in other booming markets."
Gehring will consolidate dyeing and finishing operations into its manufacturing facility in New York. Approximately 90 percent of Tweave’s 36-person weaving staff will continue working at Tweave’s plant in Massachusetts.
Founded as a family business in 1946, Gehring Textiles, Inc., has become a major manufacturer of warp knit fabrics used in apparel, home goods, sporting goods, medicine, industrial and highly engineered applications.
Gehring claims that custom manufacturing is its strongest asset. It also says that it is vertically integrated and technically advanced and operates dyeing and knitting mills where quality control, innovation and technical assistance are of paramount importance.
The Gehring Textiles Militex Division was founded in 1952 to supply the United States military. Since then it has broadened its scope to satisfy the most demanding and highly technical needs, both industrial and military.