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Beverly Knits Acquires Gentry Mills; Expands Dyeing & Finishing Services

Beverly Knits, Inc. has purchased the assets of Gentry Mills and formed a new business, Creative Dyeing & Finishing, LLC to provide dyeing & finishing services to the textile industry.

The operation will expand the scope of the Beverly Knits group of companies - Creative Fabrics, Creative Ticking, Altus Finishing and Hemingway Sewing Solutions.

“A combination of factors led to the decision to invest and expand,” said Ron Sytz, CEO of Beverly Knits Inc. “We have been producing quality circular knit textile products for over forty-two years in Gastonia, North Carolina.  We feel that this is the right time to further expand our capabilities into dyeing and finishing of fabrics. 

This continues to support the re-shoring of textile production and to strengthen our capability to produce goods “Made in the USA”. With this addition, Beverly Knits companies can provide solutions from knitting all the way to a completed garment.”

“It is a great time to be involved in manufacturing in the US,” continued Sytz. “Similar to Gastonia’s heritage, Albemarle has a history steeped in Textiles. We are very excited to invest locally in the people and equipment that will be required to grow this operation.” 

As a result of projected increased demand, the new company expects to hire an additional 50+ employees through 2023. Applicants can apply at

The Creative Dyeing and Finishing operation will provide fabric dyeing, finishing, napping, and printing services to the apparel, industrial and bedding markets.  The operation is starting with an experienced workforce.  Investment in advanced control technologies, including upgrading of equipment, will modernize the operation over the next two years.  

Beverly Knits, Inc. is one of the largest and most diverse circular knitters in the U.S., creating industry-leading solutions for the world’s greatest brands of performance wear, athletic footwear, intimate apparel, outdoor apparel, mattress and bedding solutions, automotive, industrial, and medical products.  Capabilities include specialized knitting, dyeing, finishing, coating, printing, and cut & sew operations.  The enterprise includes Beverly Knits, Creative Fabric Services, Creative Ticking, Creative Dyeing & Finishing, Altus Finishing and Hemingway Sewing Solutions.

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