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MSYG Announces Promotions; Sets Foundation to Support Expansion

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG), has promoted several employees at the company’s plants in Valdese and Ranlo, N.C., in step with major expansions to its U.S. manufacturing operations and rapid expansion into new and current markets.

The company said the promotions and anticipated future hires are in response to growing market demand for existing products, demand for new products the company has begun bringing to market, anticipated demand for additional new introductions in 2018 and to support expanded manufacturing facilities at MSYG’s new plant in Valdese and recently renovated Ranlo plant.

MSYG is nearing completion of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and dye house in Valdese, which will open in 2018. 

The new Valdese plant will provide additional manufacturing capacity for both current and new markets, and with the Ranlo plant expansion, MSYG has launched the manufacture of wool carpet yarn.

Promotions include: Stephen Hudson, senior vice president - specialty markets; Amy Isenhour, vice president of sales and marketing; John Marlowe, vice president of manufacturing at the Valdese plant; Rob Bratcher, director of operations at Ranlo; Doug Mosk, director of production engineering at the Ranlo Plant; Danny Whisnant, director – process improvement engineering.

Other promotions include Hillary Barlow, sales representative; Lucy Reynolds, planning manager for the Valdese plant; Connie Hardin, customer service and procurement manager at the Valdese plant; Janet Barrier, lab manager at the Valdese Plant; Sarah Buchanan, recruitment manager for both plants; and Jenny Renner, lab manager at the Ranlo Plant. 

“These promotions reflect the beginning of an exciting new era here and it’s with great pride that we make this announcement,” said Tim Manson, president of MSYG.

“We anticipate major growth and expansion as we finish construction of our new manufacturing operations in Valdese and expand into several new markets. It’s an exciting time and I’m proud of our staff for the hard work that has brought us to this point.”

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