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  • New Hires at American Textile Company Signal Innovation for Sleep Industry

    DUQUESNE, Pa. - May 16, 2017 - Bedding manufacturer American Textile Company today announced a series of new hires and promotions to support its growing operations and expanding brand portfolio. The personnel moves include the appointment of Mark Milani to Vice President of Manufacturing and Distribution, the promotion of Chris Donelan to AmeriFill Division Director and the additions of Harrison King as Vice President of Quality Control, and Todd Rankin as Director of Marketing for the AllerEase brand.

    Americans: Obsessed with Sleep, but Still Not Well-Rested

    DUQUESNE, Pa., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Each April, Americans observe Sleep Awareness Week, but data shows Americans still struggle to get quality sleep. According to allergen barrier bedding brand AllerEase, only eight percent of Americans always wake feeling well-rested and four in 10 say their sleep is frequently disrupted during the night.* The CDC also reports over a third of Americans are not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep each night.

    American Textile Company Expands Brand Portfolio with Tempur-Pedic License

    DUQUESNE, Pa. - March 27, 2017 - American Textile Co. and Tempur Sealy International Inc. have reached a licensing deal that will allow American Textile to develop and distribute Tempur-Pedic branded sleep products featuring Tempur-Pedic's signature adaptive features. The product line will include sheets, mattress pads and protectors, blankets, and comforters manufactured by American Textile.

    American Textile Company Commits to Complete Distraction Therapy Rooms at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    Pittsburgh, PA - March 22, 2017 - A good distraction has proven benefits in calming children who are preparing to go into surgery, and today, Pittsburgh-based American Textile Company announced a donation of $300,000 to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation to help complete the distraction therapy rooms at the Same-Day Surgery Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

    American Textile Expands North American Distribution Capabilities with New Facility in Tifton, Georgia

    TIFTON, GA. - February 17, 2017 - Bedding manufacturer American Textile Company today announced the expansion of its U.S. operations with a new, state-of-the-art warehousing and distribution facility under construction in Tifton, Ga. The new facility, slated to open later this year, will more-than-double shipping capacity to keep up with growing customer demand in both traditional retail and e-commerce sectors.

    American Textile opens new pillow plant, doubles size of operation

    DALLAS, TX. - November 17, 2016 - American Textile Company this week boosted production with the opening of a new facility in Dallas, Texas. At 201,000 square feet, the sleep solutions provider's new Dallas plant provides nearly twice the amount of space and capacity as the former Dallas location. As part of the vent, American Textile donated $10,000 to Children's Hospital of Dallas.

    American Textile Co. adds to its facilities. New plants in Dallas and Salt Lake City boost speed to market.

    DUQUESNE, PA. - September 26, 2016 - Spurred by double-digit annual compound growth, American Textile Company has significantly expanded its U.S. manufacturing base. The sleep solutions provider's new Dallas facility provides nearly twice the amount of space and capacity as the former Dallas location. American Textile's new Salt Lake City facility increases space and capacity by approximately 70%.

    Nearly a Third of Americans are Dismissive of Allergy Suffering

    DUQUESNE, PA - May 5, 2016 - In the midst of spring allergy season, a new survey shows Americans are dismissive of allergy symptoms that could be easily treated. Thirty-one percent said they take no action when they wake with allergy or cold symptoms because "it's just allergies."

    American Textile Company Promotes Two Senior Executives Fueling Innovation and Growth

    DUQUESNE, PA - March 9, 2016 - Pittsburgh-based American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, announced today the appointments of Jane Fischer to Senior Vice President of Product Development and Patrick Seiffert to Senior Vice President of Marketing, effective immediately. In these newly-created positions, Fischer will oversee the ideation and development of American Textile Company's growing list of retail products while Seiffert will focus on consumer insights, brand growth and customer experience.

    American Textile Company Appoints New National Accounts Manager

    DUQUESNE, PA (January 2016) Pittsburgh-based American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, has hired Matt Vigano as a National Accounts Manager. He brings vast customer and product expertise to the company's expanding sales force, including a background in sales, retail merchandising and home furnishings.

    Jack Ouellette shares leadership lessons from the military and American Textile

    Smart Business Magazine (December 2015) - "The best leaders are those who are outwardly focused. And by that, I mean they are not thinking about themselves all the time. They are thinking about two things: the mission and the people on the team." - Jack Ouellette, Chairman

    Feeling Tired? Seventy-Five Percent of U.S. Adults are Sleep Disrupted

    DUQUESNE, PA - September 24, 2015 - Three-quarters of U.S. adults (75%) experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, citing causes such as temperature-related discomfort, experiencing allergy symptoms or needing to use the bathroom, according to a new survey from AllerEase. The survey also reveals roughly one in four adults (24%) say they rarely or never wake up feeling well-rested.

    YMCA Walking Trail and Family Fitness Area Provided by American Textile Grant

    Tifton, GA - August 23, 2015 - The Tiftarea YMCA, along with American Textile Company and other local donors, will celebrate the culmination of a goal set several years ago with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 26, presenting the new outdoor walking track and family fitness area. The ceremony will take place at the YMCA, located at 1657 S. Carpenter Road.

    American Textile Company Appoints New Senior Executive

    DUQUESNE, PA - July 13, 2015 - Pittsburgh-based American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, announced today it has added a new Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Pete Marsalis, to its team of senior executives.

    American Textile Company Reinforces Commitment To "American Made" With Expanded Focus in Southeast

    Duquesne, Pa. (Sept. 4, 2014) - American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, has doubled the size and expected employment of its Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Tifton, Ga. The Tifton facility today employs 200, and American Textile expects to hire 100 more in the next three years. Today, hundreds of government officials, community leaders and partners attended a grand opening at the expanded 418,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.

    American Textile Company Growing its Southeast Presence

    Duquesne, Pa. (January 30, 2014)- American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today at its Tifton, Ga. production and distribution facility. The ceremony kicked off an expansion that will bring its total space to over 400,000 square feet and double the workforce over the next five years.

    American Textile Company transitions Ruttenberg to new leadership position

    Duquesne, Pa. (December 4, 2013) - American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, has completed a successful transition among its top executives, effective immediately. Company President and COO Lance Ruttenberg assumed the CEO role at the family-owned company, adding long term strategy and planning to his existing leadership responsibilities. Company Chairman and former CEO Jack Ouellette will remain as chairman.

    Industry Veteran Keith Brown Joins American Textile Company to Lead Operations

    Duquesne, Pa. - August 28, 2013 - American Textile Company (ATC), a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions, has appointed Keith Brown as senior vice president of operations.
    Brown brings significant leadership and technical experience having led operations at Springs Global US, where he orchestrated productivity improvements and established key global alliances. He also held senior product development and merchandising roles, providing breadth to his experience. Prior to Springs, Brown held leadership roles at Pillowtex and West Point Stevens.

    American Textile Company Connecting Consumers to Technology With New Marketing Appointments

    DUQUESNE, P.A. - June 12, 2013 - American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions, announces the appointment of two new marketing leaders: Patrick Seiffert, as Vice President of Marketing, and Krista Rogan as Brand Manager for AllerEase.

    American Textile Company Signs Licensing Agreement with Sealy

    TRINITY, N.C. - May 23, 2012 - SEALY CORPORATION (NYSE: ZZ), the largest bedding manufacturer in the world, has signed new licensing agreements with two companies to manufacture and market basic bedding accessories.

    AllerEase Logo Unveiling

    DUQUESNE, PA - November 9, 2012 - American Textile Company (ATC) is pleased to officially announce the launch of the new AllerEase logo. This is an exciting evolution of the AllerEase brand - a brand that consumers have come to trust to help them protect where they sleep.

    American Textile Company Announces Plans To Expand Workforce at Dallas Facility

    DALLAS, TX - September 19, 2012 - American Textile Company (ATC), a leading supplier of mattress and pillow protectors, pillows and basic bedding, has announced plans to extend its Dallas, Texas, operations to a continuous manufacturing cycle and will hire up to 15 sewers and machine operators in preparation for an October production shift.

    American Textile Company Announces Plans To Expand Workforce at Salt Lake City Facility

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - September 19, 2012 - American Textile Company (ATC), a leading supplier of mattress and pillow protectors, pillows and basic bedding, has extended its Salt Lake City, Utah, operations to a continuous manufacturing cycle and will hire up to 15 sewers to its team.

    American Textile Company Recognized One of the Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH, PA - October 8, 2011 - American Textile Company (ATC) announced it has been ranked as of the Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh in a survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

    Duquesne Textile Firm Finds Sweet Dreams in Bedding Lines

    PITTSBURGH, PA - October 3, 2011 - Duquesne Textile Firm Finds Sweet Dreams in Bedding Lines

    American Textile Company Takes a New Look at Allergy Bedding

    PITTSBURGH, PA - September 14, 2011 - AllerEase Introducing Refreshed Brand Image and New Products

  • John Miller, Vice President of Information Technology, Named CIO of the Year

    PITTSBURGH, PA - April 15, 2011 - John Miller, Vice President of Information Technology for American Textile Company (ATC), was honored as the Chief Information Officer of the Year, in the Enterprise Category, by the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

    American Textile Company introduces new products to provide total protection for your bed

    PITTSBURGH, PA - March 9, 2011 - Retailers who enter the American Textile Company showroom during Market Week will be introduced to the main focus of the company and its products - the consumer.

    American Textile Company Names Lance Ruttenberg President

    PITTSBURGH, PA - February 23, 2011 - American Textile Company (ATC) announces the Chief Operating Officer Lance Ruttenberg has been named President of the Company.

    American Textile Company Opening Manufacturing Facility in Tifton, Ga

    PITTSBURGH, PA - December 3, 2010 - American Textile Company (ATC) continues its growth in manufacturing bed pillows and utility bedding by announcing the opening of a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Tifton, Ga.

    American Textile Company Named Manufacturer of the Year and Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year

    PITTSBURGH, PA - December 3, 2010 - American Textile Company, founded in 1925 and headquartered in Duquesne, Pa, was named the Pittsburgh Business Times Manufacturer of the Year in the mega business category.

    American Textile Company Celebrates 85th Anniversary

    PITTSBURGH, PA - September 28, 2010 - American Textile Company, headquartered in Duquesne, Pa, is proud to be celebrating 85 years in business. Since the company's founding in 1925, American Textile Company has established itself as a leader in the basic bedding category.

    American Textile Company Announces Expansion of its Product Development, Marketing, and Sales Capabilities

    PITTSBURGH, PA - September 7, 2010 - American Textile Company today announced significant expansion of its operations with the opening of an office in Davidson, North Carolina and several new appointments in its Product Development, Marketing, and Sales departments.

    ALLERGISTS RECOMMEND Protective Bedding AS TOP Remedy to alleviate indoor allergies

    PITTSBURGH, PA - March 8, 2010 - Nearly 98% of allergists recommend protective bedding as the number-one way to minimize indoor allergy symptoms, according to a recent Braun Research survey, conducted on behalf of Aller-Ease.

    American Textile Company Brands Recognized in Package Design and Public Relations

    PITTSBURGH, PA - February 3, 2010 - American Textile Company, the leading supplier of quality mattress and pillow protectors, bed pillows and mattress pads to retailers, recently received two 2010 industry awards as a result of creativity and innovation in marketing its Rest Right™ and Aller-Ease© protective bedding brands.

    "Flip for Fall" Seasonal Household Tips Include Ten Million Reasons to Use Allergy-Protective Bedding

    PITTSBURGH, PA - September 22, 2009 - Protect your family from the estimated 10 million allergen particles in your mattress. This year, use Aller-Ease allergen filtration products as you flip your home for fall.

    American Textile Company Expands Board of Directors

    PITTSBURGH, PA - March 26, 2009 - American Textile Company today announced the appointment of Jeff Brown to its Board of Directors, providing strategic Marketing guidance to the family-owned company.

  • Five Secrets Your Bed Won't Tell You

    PITTSBURGH, PA - March 24, 2009 - Beds are a sanctuary - a safe haven for rest and rejuvenation. But if most people - particularly allergy sufferers - really knew what was lurking beneath the sheets, they might think that their bed is more like a litter box than a sanctuary.

    American Textile Company's Pink Dreaming Initiative

    PITTSBURGH, PA - January 5, 2009 - Through its Pink Dreaming initiative, American Textile Company, headquartered in Duquesne, Pa., announced today that it raised $87,000 in 2008 in support of breast cancer research and awareness programs.

    American Textile Company Continues to Grow

    PITTSBURGH, PA - October 3, 2008 - Company Increases Product Offerings, Expands Workforce and Announces Promotions.

    FDA Recognized DermaTherapy© Bedding Offers Relief to Eczema Sufferers

    PITTSBURGH, PA - Semptember 25, 2008 - October is Eczema Awareness Month.

    Cool Sensations© Offers Alternative Solution for Menopausal Sleep Problems

    PITTSBURGH, PA - September 2, 2008 - September is National Menopause Awareness Month.

    How to Allergy-Proof Your Home for Fall

    PITTSBURGH, PA - September 2, 2008 - Celebrity Allergy Sufferer Finola Hughes Offers Tips to Reduce Allergens.

    American Textile Company Adopts Greener Practices

    PITTSBURGH, PA - June 9, 2008 - American Textile Company (ATC), a leading manufacturer of quality mattress and pillow protectors, bed pillows and mattress pads, recently launched two initiatives that will reduce its impact on the environment and help the company to pursue environmental excellence.

    American Textile Adds DuPont HMT to Aller-Ease

    PITTSBURGH, PA - February 4, 2008 - Basic bedding supplier American Textile Company has bolstered its Aller-Ease line by utilizing DuPont Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT), which maintains the softness and cool breatheability of cotton, while providing a powerful allergen particle barrier.

    American Textile Company Doubles Salt Lake City Production Facility

    PITTSBURGH, PA - January 16, 2008 - American Textile Company (ATC) has continued its growth in the bed pillow business by recently expanding the company's Salt Lake City, Utah production and shipping facility.

    American Textile's Dallas Grand Opening to Feature Breast Cancer Donation

    PITTSBURGH, PA - January 15, 2008 - American Textile Company (ATC) is donating $64,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a special check presentation to be held during ATC's Dallas facility grand opening on January 17 at 4:30 p.m., 3601 Pinnacle Point Drive, Suite 300.

    American Textile Company Contributes $120,000 to Breast Cancer Research

    PITTSBURGH, PA - November 26, 2007 - American Textile Company (ATC) is donating $120,000 to breast cancer research and awareness programs.

    American Textile Company Opens New Dallas Facility

    PITTSBURGH, PA - October 3, 2007 - American Textile Company (ATC), a leading supplier of utility bedding products to United States and Canadian retailers, announced today that it will open a new production and shipping facility in Dallas, TX.

  • American Textile Company Continues to Grow

    PITTSBURGH, PA - July 23, 2007 - American Textile Company (ATC) continues to pioneer the bedding industry by moving west to open a new production and shipping facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    American Textile Names Jennifer Katz Senior Product Manager

    PITTSBURGH, PA - June 6, 2007 - American Textile Company today announced the appointment of Jennifer Katz to the position of Senior Product Manager for core basic bedding products reporting to Michael Guidry, Vice President of Product Management.

    American Textile Expansion

    PITTSBURGH, PA - February 9, 2007 - American Textile Company (ATC) celebrates today the completed expansion of its headquarters - a $9.2 million project, which added more than 83,000 square feet to its now 107,000-square foot distribution facility located in Duquesne.