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Young company digs into U.S. market

GLOVERSVILLE , N.Y. - Albani Decotex, a three-year-old company based in upstate New York , initially built its business in Europe and Australia , but over the past year has made "significant strides" with U.S. retailers, according to Greg Leibowitz, director of sales and logistics.

"We are currently doing business with some of the larger regional and nationwide retailers here in the states," he said, adding that the company creates product under private label as well as its own Decotex brand.

The company will introduce its new "Cherry Valley Home" label in window, shower curtains and tabletop at the upcoming New York Home Textiles Market.

Leibowitz previously held positions with Hofman Lace/Guilford Mills. Also part of the Albani group is Brenda Wagner, director of merchandising. She was previously with Guilford Mills and Homestead .

Albani Decotex product is produced at the company's factory in Saigon , which handles raschel knitting as well as cut and sew for its product lines. The U.S. firm is an independent subsidiary of Germany 's Carl Albani GMBH, a third-generation, family-owned textiles company with plants in several countries.

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