Lewco acquires facility in Ridgeway, S.C. - Friday, February 20, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
S.C. — Lewco Specialty Products of Baton Rouge, La., has acquired the
former Givdi /SGTF-Bay Mills/OCV weaving facility in Ridgeway, S.C. This
location will operate under the name of Carolina Technical Fabrics Inc.
This facility, a green-field site, was originally commissioned in 1996
to produce high quality, cost-effective, electronic-grade fiberglass
fabrics for the PCB industry. This location is a fully integrated
textile facility featuring state-of-the-art yarn prep, weaving and
"It is our vision to bring these
advantages of high quality, product consistency and cost effectiveness
back to the domestic users of fiberglass fabrics," said Lewis Dill,
president and CEO of both Carolina Technical Fabrics and Lewco Specialty
Products, Inc. "We service the coating and laminating, composite and
insulation markets with the responsiveness and reliability of a small
North American company"
"When the electronic industry moved
offshore, many of the larger companies abandoned their smaller
industrial customers, forcing them to find alternative sourcing, pay
higher prices and compromise the quality of their own products," Dill
said. "We believe, in today’s difficult and unpredictable economy,
importing products from Asia with questionable quality, container load
quantities with long lead times no longer makes sense. It is more
important than ever to have a domestic supplier that is a reliable and
Carolina Technical Fabrics will offer consumers:
- Highest quality, most cost effective fiberglass fabrics available
- Broad standard product line with a large ready to ship inventory
- Flexible and responsive manufacturing of custom fabric styles in various widths
- Variety of resin compatible finishes and treatments
- Knowledgeable technical staff and sales team
- Compliance with NFTA and Berry Amendment as well as BMS, ASTM and Various Mil-Specifications.
To learn more about CTF, request samples, get technical information or obtain pricing, please visit our website at www.CarolinaTechnicalFabrics.com/ or call our customer service department at (225) 924-3221.