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History

Alamac was founded in 1946 with a partnership agreement between Mac Thal and Alan Kaplan. The first names of the partners, Alan and Mac, were used to form the name "Alamac". The company began operations as Alamac Knitting Mills with a small number of knitting machines in a modest mill building located in the Indian Orchard neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts. After years of success and growth, the company was purchased by West Point-Pepperell in 1969, underwent a major expansion and became a division of WPP. Alamac became a major producer of knitted apparel fabrics for the fashion/retail market. West Point-Pepperell, later named West Point Stevens after the acquisition of J.P. Stevens, experienced a series of corporate reorganizations and sold the Alamac Division to Dyersburg Corporation in 1997. In 2001, Dyersburg closed the Alamac Knits facilities as part of a manufacturing consolidation. Later that same year a group of former Alamac management, led by Mark Cabral, now President & COO, secured funding and reopened the Lumberton facility as Alamac American Knits, LLC. Alamac continues to operate today as an independent, privately held manufacturer of textiles.

Vision

While historically known in the industry as a formidable supplier of knitted textiles for the uniform/workwear, performance and fashion apparel markets, Alamac has expanded its manufacturing capabilities in recent years to include woven fabrics and commission knitting, dyeing and finishing services. The company has expanded into other markets including military apparel and interior furnishings fabrics. Alamac is exploiting its in-house textile expertise, manufacturing resources and supply chain partners to expand product capabilities and service more customers and markets. Our goal is to become a more complete textile solution provider for our customers.

Facilities

Manufacturing is located at 1885 Alamac Road, Lumberton, NC 28359. The 415,000 square foot facility includes knitting, dyeing, finishing and warehousing. The corporate office and laboratories are also located there.

Affiliations

Cotton Council International - www.cottonusa.org

American Sheep Industry Association - www.sheepusa.org

American Apparel Producers' Network - www.aapnetwork.net

SEAMS - www.seams.org