(VALDESE, NC, US…..Oct. 25, 2016)

What:  Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG) has begun production of wool and wool/polyester blend carpet yarns at the company’s newly expanded Ranlo, NC, US plant.

When: October 2016

Markets Served: The wool yarns produced will serve the high end, tufted and woven carpet and rug markets.

Type of yarn: Wool carpet yarn will be offered in various blends and colors using naturally colored wool, along with a complete range of shades of top dyed wool.

Equipment Involved: Newly installed preparation, blending, twisting and winding equipment.

Renovation/Expansion:  Wool carpet yarn production began October 2016 in a newly renovated section of the Ranlo, NC, US, plant. The new wool carpet yarn operation expands the plant’s production capacity by an estimated 25%.

Impact on US Supply Chain:  As bulked continuous filament (BCF) yarns came to dominate the carpet yarn supply chain, long staple spinning capacity for wool yarns in North America began to disappear and ultimately exited the market, leaving imported yarns as the sole supply. The MSYG Ranlo, NC, US, plant expansion brings wool carpet yarn production back to North America.

Dyes: Top dyeing and yarn printing capabilities will take place at MSYG’s wet processing facility in Valdese, NC, US and will be available in top dyed solid shades, blended heathers, marled yarns and other color effects.

History of Ranlo Plant: MSYG has been spinning and twisting coarse count, long staple yarns in wool and other fibers for many years at its Ranlo, NC, US, plant, serving upholstery, hosiery, craft and apparel markets.

Capabilities at Ranlo Plant: The Ranlo operation has numerous yarn formation capabilities including ring spinning and twisting, hollow spindle, Taslan, Dima air injection yarns, fancy twist and self- twist. Fibers processed are wool, wool blends with acrylic or polyester, stretch broken producer dyed acrylic, and olefin fibers, among others.

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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