|A&E (American & Efird) celebrated its 125th anniversary this month. Founded in 1891 as Nims Manufacturing in Mount Holly, North Carolina, the company has grown to become the largest U.S. manufacturer and the world’s second-largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles.
Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 23 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. A&E owns or operates 27 manufacturing facilities and employs over 10,000 associates around the world directly or in partnership with joint venture partners. A&E is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide.
Past and future
Les Miller, CEO, said, “125 years of continuous operation is a significant accomplishment for A&E. We have loyal and long-term customers who have supported A&E by using our products and services. We are here today because of the success of those who worked here before us, and as we celebrate the past, we are very excited with a bright future for both our company and our associates.”