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Milliken acquires flame-resistant fabric player Westex


May 10, 2014
By Anthony Capkun

May 10, 2014 – Milliken & Co. announced it has acquired Westex Inc., saying this strengthens its “commitment to providing superior flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for protective clothing”.

“All of us at Westex look forward to joining a strong, values-based company with a long heritage of innovation,” said Mike Enright,  vice-president of sales and marketing, Westex. “By combining our collective R&D talent, deep customer knowledge and market access, we will strengthen our capabilities and offer workers the highest levels of FR protection and comfort.”

Westex has launched several brands over the years, including UltraSoft, UltraSoft AC, Indura, TrueComfort, Moda-Quilt and Vinex.

“We look forward to welcoming the Westex team to Milliken & Co.,” said Jeff Price, president, specialty fabrics division.