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Brother donates sewing machines for Beverly Knits COVID-19 response

The donation will allow Creative Ticking, the cut and sew division of Beverly Knits, to support the need for face masks during the pandemic...

28th May 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Gastonia, NC

Technical Textiles

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Beverly Knits, one of the largest circular knitters in the US, has received a donation of industrial sewing machines from Brother International Corporation. The donation will allow Creative Ticking, the cut and sew division of Beverly Knits, to support the need for face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The face masks will be supplied directly to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The donated machines include five Brother S7250A-403 single needle lockstitch industrial sewing machines, which will allow Beverly Knits to significantly increase their current face mask production numbers.

“Brother remains committed to aiding our communities during these challenging times,” said Don Cummins, President, Brother International Corporation USA. “Given the severe and growing shortage of personal protective equipment, Brother is proud to donate our products to support these stalwart manufacturers with their efforts in making masks for our frontline workers.”

Beverly Knits has currently partnered with 30 other companies in the textile industry across the US to produce face masks for HHS. The goal is to produce up to 2 million masks per week.

“Continued support and collaboration within the textile industry is key to flattening the COVID-19 curve,” said Ron Sytz, CEO of Beverly Knits. “We appreciate this generous donation from Brother that will help the industry advance the cause at a more rapid pace.”

Anyone that wants to participate can email [email protected] to get involved in flattening the curve.

For more information about the Beverly Knits group of US manufacturers’ commitment to produce face masks, contact Ron Sytz at 704.964.0810 or [email protected].

Beverly Knits Inc., located in Gastonia, NC, currently operates in 370,000 square feet of space with more than 300 knitting machines. Two hundred and ninety-five associates produce more than 30 million metres of fabric annually. Beverly Knits is diversified in its knitting capabilities and finishing of fabrics through its Altus Finishing division and with sales through the Creative Fabrics division. In addition to apparel markets, the company also produces fabrics for the automotive industry, mattress ticking industry, industrial markets and medical markets. Beverly Knits has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing top quality, innovative fabrics by a team of proven professionals.

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