SPESA EXPO Adds "Made in USA Supply Chain" Pavilion Powered by SEAMS

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SEAMS, the national association for the sewn products industry, will present a new "Made in USA Supply Chain" pavilion at SPESA EXPO 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. The pavilion will showcase a wide range of products produced by SEAMS member companies, as well as individual exhibits of US-based companies that offer manufacturing and other capabilities and services for every link of the softgoods supply chain.

The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is pleased to announce that SEAMS, the national association for the sewn products industry, will present a special "Made in USA Supply Chain" pavilion in its May 18-20, 2010 SPESA EXPO event in Atlanta, Georgia (http://www.spesaexpo.com). The new pavilion will showcase a wide range of products produced by SEAMS member companies, as well as individual exhibits of US-based companies that offer manufacturing and other services for every link in the softgoods supply chain.

"The Made in USA Supply Chain pavilion will provide a unique opportunity for US-based companies to show the world what we can do," stated Sarah Friedman, SEAMS Executive Director. "We expect that many of our brand, manufacturer, contractor, and service provider members will participate in the pavilion with their US-made products and services." SEAMS President Gerald Schwartz added, "SEAMS is pleased to be a part of SPESA EXPO and to bring this terrific opportunity to our membership. Visitors at the show will, for the first time, have the opportunity to discover the impressive range of capabilities and supplies available right here in the USA."

Expected to occupy more than 2,000 square feet (185 square meters), the "Made in USA Supply Chain" pavilion will join several other special focus areas planned for the May 18-20, 2010 event; including the "Cool Zone" featuring hot technologies transforming the industry, "IT Showcase" displaying the latest in enterprise and industry-specific software solutions, "Supply Chain of the Americas" highlighting opportunities and resources in the Western Hemisphere, and various other country and industry association displays.

"We are pleased that SEAMS has chosen to endorse SPESA EXPO in such an important and collaborative manner," noted SPESA Managing Director Dave Gardner. "Made in USA Supply Chain perfectly aligns with our efforts to expand our event to create a one-stop shop for every segment of the diverse fashion and sewn products industry from apparel to upholstery and to cover the entire product lifecycle from design to delivery."

About SPESA EXPO:

SPESA EXPO is the most comprehensive exhibition and seminar event for the sewn products industry in the Western Hemisphere. It comprises all segments of the sewn products market, including apparel and fashion, auto and transportation interiors, footwear and accessories, home furnishings and upholstery, safety and protective gear, luggage and leather goods, and other technical and industrial textiles; and covers the entire concept-to-delivery sewn products lifecycle including design, development, production, and distribution. In 2010, SPESA EXPO will co-locate with Techtextil North America and ATME-I/Megatex on May 18-20 to form "Textile and Sewn Products Industry Week" in Atlanta, Georgia. SPESA EXPO is solely owned by SPESA. (http://www.spesaexpo.com)

About SPESA:

Formed in 1990, the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is an industry association dedicated to suppliers (manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, related parts and supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, and other products and services for the development, manufacture, or distribution of sewn products) to the sewn products industries (apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, and technical/industrial textiles). SPESA speaks with a representative voice on matters that affect its member companies and provides a forum to advance its members' interests in the global marketplace. SPESA promotes and coordinates business and social interaction and provides opportunities for the sharing of industry-specific and general business information for its members and their customers. (http://www.spesa.org)

About SEAMS:

The national association for the sewn products industry, SEAMS is a not-for-profit organization comprised of manufacturing and contract manufacturing companies in the sewn products industry. SEAMS supplier member companies provide valuable products and services to the sewn products industry. Its mission is to support the resurging US sewn products industry through educational programs that will improve the quality and productivity of the sewn products industry collectively and of its member firms individually. (http://www.seams.org)

Contact:

Benton Gardner
SPESA
919-872-8909 x203
http://www.spesaexpo.com

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