Elevate Textiles brands A&E and Burlington participate in the Gerber PPE Task Force

Supporting COVID-19 PPE efforts with Maxima® Barrier fabric and technical thread products

Charlotte, NC – Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions is pleased to participate in the recently launched Gerber PPE Task Force. This industry-wide effort combines resources and expertise to support manufacturing operations and brands as they increase their production or transition their operations to produce personal protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19.


Elevate’s Burlington, American & Efird (A&E), and Gütermann brands provide critical barrier fabric and thread components used in the manufacturing of lifesaving PPE products including masks, isolation gowns and other medical garments.


“Within the Elevate portfolio of brands we have a number of products that supply the medical, first responder and hygiene markets,” says Chris Alt, Sr. Vice President Global Strategic Accounts for Elevate. “During these unprecedented times, we appreciate the efforts of Gerber Technology to assemble a task force of industry resources to assist the many manufacturers that are stepping up to transition their operations to make PPE.”


Alt continued, “Our teams within the Burlington and A&E Gütermann brands are glad to share their expertise and specialized product knowledge with companies within and outside the textile and apparel industries so that they can quickly ramp up production of these critical PPE products.”


“The only way to be successful during this difficult situation is to join forces and support one another,” said Lenny Marano, VP of Product Management & Marketing for Automation Systems at Gerber Technology. “We are proud to have a global network of partners who are going the extra mile to support PPE production so that it’s more widely available. It’s truly inspiring to see the industry work together and do everything they can to support those fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines.”


For over 40 years, Burlington has been in the Medical business manufacturing fabrics for use in operating theaters such as surgeon’s gowns, isolation gowns, sterilization wrapper packs, drapes, scrubs and lab coats. Burlington® is a world leader providing superior protective products to the health care market. The Maxima® collection of fabrics is the standard in the industry for reusable isolation and surgical gowns and meets AAMI standards for Levels 1-4 and FDA standards. Maxima products are highly protective, extremely comfortable, and offer maximum durability.


A&E is a trusted U.S. source and largest supplier of sewing thread and specialty yarns in the region, servicing customers globally. Supporting the medical and workwear communities, A&E offers RSL approved, critical PPE sewing threads for a multitude of PPE products, including disposable surgical products, surgical masks, scrubs, hospital sheets and towels, reusable medical gowns, clean room garments, and protective coverall suits, among others.


For inquiries into sourcing our Medical Barrier fabrics or critical specialized thread products, please email sales@weathermax-dev.amefird.com or complete the contact form at burlingtonfabrics.com (related to barrier fabrics) and a sales representative will respond.

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About Elevate Textiles

Elevate Textiles, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, offers distinguished global textile brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. With a global array of premium fabric and thread solutions focused on innovation, sustainability and quality craftsmanship, Elevate and its portfolio brands provide products that surround us every day and in all facets of life. We offer advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions across vast industries including fashion and functional apparel, footwear, military, fire, medical, athletic, automotive, aerospace, outdoor, and other specialty sectors. Elevate is committed to delivering solutions that protect and enhance our lives through its global manufacturing platform. To learn more about Elevate Textiles and our brands, visit elevatetextiles.com and follow us on LinkedIn.


About Burlington

Celebrating over 95 years of textile leadership, Burlington is a global diversified provider of textile solutions across performance & specialty apparel fabrics, active wear, advanced uniform fabrics, and technical fabrics. Burlington operates as part of Elevate Textiles, Inc. and includes worldwide operations in the United States, Mexico, and China. To learn more visit www.burlingtonfabrics.com; www.elevatetextiles.com or follow us at @burlington1923.


About A&E

A&E is the foremost manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. Producers of apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supplies, footwear and a diverse range of industrial products rely on A&E industrial sewing thread to manufacture their products. Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 22 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. A&E is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide. For more information, please visit amefird.com, and stay connected with A&E on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 134 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics. Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com and www.gerbersoftware.com for more information.