Cintas Corporation

Fashion/Apparel, Technical Textiles

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.

PRAMA Corp

Technical Textiles

For 15 years, Puerto Rico Apparel Manufacturing (PRAMA) Corp has been a prime manufacturer of military uniforms for the U.S. Government. In this interview with PRAMA’s Vice President, Edwin Quiles and Ivette Lebron, President, we’ll hear how they were able to transform their cutting operations with Gerber Technology.

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.