AEC Narrow Fabrics Strengthens Dyeing and Finishing Capabilities to Serve Expanding Markets

Asheboro, North Carolina, February 1, 2012

AEC Narrow Fabrics has announced the hiring of Jake Welch as its new Technical Manager for Dyeing and Finishing, and Greg Edwards as its new Finishing Manager.  Both men have valuable expertise in the narrow fabrics industry and collectively they add more than 50 years of experience to the AEC team.

Jake Welch will join AEC’s Research and Development Department and split his time between AEC’s North Carolina manufacturing operations and those in El Salvador in Central America. Welch will provide technical direction for dyeing and finishing initiatives in both areas and work closely with Greg Edwards in the Asheboro area plants.  His previous dyeing and finishing positions were with Georgia Narrow Fabrics and Premier Narrow Fabrics, and they included extensive work in Honduras.  Most recently, Jake Welch was the Director of Raw Materials for Cupid Foundations.

Greg Edwards was previously with S.C. Elastic, a major supplier of elastic to the United States Government. His comprehensive experiences in managing dyeing and finishing processes, including meeting requirements for the U.S. Military, add depth to AEC’s ability to provide precise dyeing and specialized finishing for its many markets.

“We are fortunate to have Jake and Greg join us at AEC,” commented Robert Lawson, President of AEC Narrow Fabrics. “As we continue to expand our product offerings in the diverse markets we serve, precision dyeing and finishing are important parts of the high quality for which we are known.  Adding these new members to our team helps us ensure consistent and excellent results in our U.S. and Central American operations. The experience they bring to AEC will greatly improve our ability to meet our customers’ increasingly demanding requirements.

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Robert B. Lawson, President

AEC Narrow Fabrics