Cintas Corporation

Fashion/Apparel

As the leader in the corporate uniform market, Cintas knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality products and services as quickly as possible. Today, Cintas operates nearly 500 facilities, which includes five manufacturing operations and 11 distribution centers. Cintas development and production operations are spread all across North America. A majority of the company’s pattern making, grading and nesting is done in Cincinnati and Chicago. The files are then sent to one of their production facilities in Mexico or Honduras.

Commercial Sewing

Transportation

If you’ve ever owned a boat, snowmobile or ATV, you’ve likely used a cover produced by Outer Armor by Commercial Sewing. The family-owned business began as a powersport company over 53 years ago. Today, the U.S.-based company has successfully expanded their business into the marine market and boasts a long list of high-profile clients, including Nautique, MasterCraft, Yamaha, Polaris, Malibu, Honda, and Kawasaki. According to Commercial Sewing’s Operations Partner, Stephen Mazzarelli, technology and automation played an important role in the company’s evolution. For over 25 years, Commercial Sewing has partnered with Gerber Technology to ensure they have the most innovative technology solutions to take their business to the next level.

Lancer Furniture Inc.

Furniture/Upholstery

Lancer Furniture Inc. opened its doors in March of 1969 in Star, North Carolina with a mission to build a company and product that would stand the test of time. Over the last 52 years, the company has survived economic downturns, natural disasters, and other challenges, largely due to the qualities ingrained into the company culture. Today, Lancer operates as a special-order company who produces 120 - 160 custom pieces of furniture per day. 

Aqua Fermetures

Technical Textiles

Pool lining and cover manufacturer, Aqua Fermetures, produces 1500 liners, 1000 bar covers and 1000 shutters per year. With the swimming pool market currently growing at 40%, Aqua Fermetures knew they needed to invest in technology in order to keep up with demand and evolve their company.

Bassett Furniture

Furniture/Upholstery

Since 1902, Bassett Furniture has been one of the most recognizable furniture companies in America, with more than 100 retail locations in the U.S, Puerto Rico and Canada. Bassett is committed to designing and crafting furniture that allows their customers to show off their personality. The company currently employs over 700 people in their Upholstery Division at two different locations. The company has over 200,000 pattern files and is able to produce 800-900 pieces of furniture a day.