GASTONIA, NC – APRIL 12, 2023 – Champion Thread Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products accessories, welcomes package dyeing expert Larry Radford to the role of Dyehouse Manager for its all-new, South Carolina thread and yarn dyeing facility. Radford brings over two decades of dyehouse color lab, production technology, and operations management experience to head the company’s bold new investment in the U.S.A. manufacturing and textile workforce.
Champion Thread President Matt Poovey explained, “Larry brings extensive subject matter expertise that ensures we will continue to raise the customer service bar for quality, productivity, sustainability and workforce development through a domestic supply chain.”
Mr. Radford developed his skills in color shade matching, equipment operation, and process optimization over 20 years of prior dyehouse supervisory and management experience with Mastercraft Fabrics and Spectrum Dyed Yarns in the Carolinas.
Radford added, “I am very pleased with the opportunity to lead another Made in the Carolinas dyeing operation and to be doing what I am best qualified for. We are proud to provide our customers with thread dyed right down the road.”
About Champion Thread
Founded in 1979, Champion Thread Company® develops and produces premium sewing threads, engineered yarns, and accessories for textile and sewn products manufacturers. With 40 years of growth, CTC® remains dedicated to delivering the highest quality at competitive prices. A promise supported by the technical and industry expertise needed to solve the toughest product, production, and supply chain challenges. Family-owned and operated, CTC delivers a level of quality, service, and partnership that larger firms have long forgotten and small suppliers cannot sustain. To learn more about CTC, phone (704) 867-6611 or visit http://www.championthread.com.