ACW Completes Final Stage of Facility Expansion Now Bringing all Manufacturing Under One Roof for Streamlined Operations
American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc.
88 Century Dr.
Woonsocket, RI, 02895
Press release date: September 7, 2012
The completion of a phase-two expansion, ACW brings all manufacturing under one roof resulting in new systems that will increase quality control and manufacturing capacity while remaining competitive with foreign products. The new facility will dramatically increase capabilities in weaving, custom molding, dye-range finishing bringing new products to the markets they serve.
WOONSOCKET, R.I.- ACW (American Cord and Webbing), a full-service, custom design manufacturer of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners as well as the most advanced designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products announced the completion of their facilities expansion for their custom design and manufacturing operations.
Over the last two years, ACW has worked diligently to bring all three manufacturing facilities under one roof. Now completed, the company has reached its goal to have a "lean manufacturing" facility to better serve their customers. ACW has experienced a significant percentage of growth in many of the markets they serve. As a result, they have undertaken the task of meeting customer demands by streamlining operations and expanding their facilities. Now, the additional space allows them to incorporate all aspects of their custom design and manufacturing operations to function under one roof. This efficiency allows ACW to be competitive in all phases of product development. The ACW team works closely with customers to meet market challenges with a problem-solving approach that complements their long-standing reputation for product quality. More than ever, they are able to seek the most innovative, cost-effective solutions for their customers.
The new facility also supports ACW's emphasis on value-added services. As a mid-size, custom molder, ACW's capabilities are an integrated part of the total solution custom molding services they offer their customers. Now, under one roof, with pre-production samples, the company takes a product from concept to production, onto custom packaging and assembly. Post molding ultrasonic welding and a full range of certified quality testing, all round out their turn-key approach.
The expansion will more than double capacity increasing their continuous dye-range finishing capabilities in weaving bringing new products to the markets not previously served. Above all, customers can continue to expect consistent, high-quality products.
Mark Krauss, ACW president, commented, "It has long been our goal to have a lean manufacturing facility to better serve our customers. It gives us the ability to be highly competitive in every aspect of our business - from product innovation to consistent, product quality. It also gives our valued employees a state-of-the-art working environment".
Established in 1917, ACW has been developing products that raise industry performance standards. Their custom design and manufacturing services include a complete line of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners as well as the most advanced designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products. The company is recognized throughout the apparel, sporting goods, industrial fabric, travel ware, safety and medical industries. As a full-line supplier, ACW maintains a large inventory of all products for rapid response time orders.
For more information, about ACW's Berry Compliant products visit us at www.ACW1.com or contact us at American Cord and Webbing Co., Inc., 88 Century Dr, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895 401-762-5500.