(VALDESE, NC, USA…January 13, 2009)

tim-manson-headshotMeridian Specialty Yarn Group has named Tim Manson president of the company. Manson joined Meridian in 2003 with the acquisition of Washington Manufacturing Company in Washington, Ga. Prior to his appointment as president, Manson served as vice president of sales.

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, a subsidiary of Meridian Industries, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., operates two production plants in Ranlo and Valdese specializing in novelty yarn manufacturing and yarn dyeing.

The Ranlo plant is a novelty yarn manufacturing operation with, eight yarn forming systems to spin, twist and package yarn for knitters, weavers, industrial and craft yarn distributors.

The Valdese plant specializes in package dyeing and the proprietary Astradye technique of up to five-color space dyeing in an unlimited palette of colors.

Both plants have been certified by IMO for the spinning and dying of DOTS approved organic cotton yarns and use MBDC approved dyes and chemicals for selected recycled spun and textured dyed polyester products.

About Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc.

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG) is the leading specialty yarn manufacturer in the United States. At the company’s wet processing plant in Valdese, North Carolina, Meridian offers package dyed yarn, space dyed yarn, top dyed wool, yarn printing and twisting. At the novelty spinning operation in Ranlo, North Carolina, Meridian produces coarse count novelty yarn from various substrates using six different yarn formation technologies. The end uses for these yarns include home furnishings, hosiery, industrial, craft and apparel. Meridian Specialty Yarn Group is a Meridian Industries, Inc. company. You can learn more at www.msyg.com.

Contact for Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc.

Glenna Musante