George C. Moore Company, a Leading Narrow Fabric Manufacturer, is Recognized by Fruit of the Loom with Supplier of the Year Award

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Fruit of the Loom, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has recognized the George C Moore Company with Supplier of the Year Award. Fruit of the Loom, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of undergarments for men and women, develops strong working relationships with its vendor partners and requires these firms to perform. George C Moore Company, a leading narrow fabric manufacturer, is pleased to have met these high standards.

Our goal is to develop strategic long-term relationships with our customers and become part of their competitive advantage

The George C. Moore Company has been recognized by Fruit of the Loom with the 2011 Supplier of the Year Award, presented on April 27 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. “Each of our outstanding associates is very proud to be receiving this recognition. We are honored to have earned this distinction from a world class brand for the third time. We believe that the high performance standards and criteria required to win this prestigious award make us a better manufacturing facility,” said Andrew Dreher, Senior Vice-President.

Founded in Westerly, Rhode Island, United States in 1909, the narrow fabric manufacturer has 103 years of history and technical experience. According to Dreher, “George C. Moore is the leading manufacturer of narrow elastic fabric and rigid webbing in the Western Hemisphere. We service the United States, Canada and all of Central and South America. With over 100 years of history and technical experience and a diverse and talented group of professionals on staff, we stand ready to service our customer´s broad range of narrow fabric requirements.”

The skills honed in New England were successfully transferred to the company’s workforce in El Salvador in 2006. It was during this period, Dreher notes, “That George C. Moore decided to broaden its manufacturing capability and invest in the DR-CAFTA textile and apparel industry value chain and take advantage of El Salvador’s proximity to the US market.”

“Our goal is to develop strategic long-term relationships with our customers and become part of their competitive advantage” said Jaime Campos, General Manager. To achieve this goal we must consistently lead with quality, delivery, innovation and cost improvements that allow our customers to optimize their inventory levels.”

George C. Moore continuously strives to innovate and provide value added services that reduce lead times and enhance our customer’s product branding and performance. “The recognition awarded by Fruit of the Loom motivates us to continue investing in our people, in environmental sustainability and in our capability to innovate” said Dreher.

About George C. Moore

Besides servicing underwear and intimate apparel markets, George C. Moore Company also supplies printed, Jacquard and knit narrow elastic for athletic compression, men’s and women’s slacks, performance apparel, dancewear, swimwear, orthopedic & medical, industrial and safety markets. Their value added services include cutting and looping, fabricated waistbands, silicone applications, technical finishes, permanent fire resistance, among other technical performance or value added initiatives.

George C. Moore is a division of The Moore Company, founded in 1909 and still focused on innovation. Sister divisions include Darlington Fabrics, Fulflex, Moeller Marine, Moeller Plastics, and AMER-SIL.

The Moore Company manufactures products in the United States. International manufacturing facilities complement domestic capabilities while serving regional markets around the globe.

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