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Associated Changes Name, Shakes up Structure

NEW YORK — Associated Textile Converters Inc., the owner of Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics and Piermont Fabrics, is changing its corporate name to Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics, Inc.

Along with the name change, Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics Inc. and its affiliates are consolidating as follows:Piermont Fabrics, the division that supplies fabrics to ready-made manufacturers, will be merged into the Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics division.Lodovici USA LLC, an affiliate that specializes in 118-inch sheers, will transfer all of its business to Bravo Fabrics International LLC. Bravo, formed a year ago, specializes in silk and silk-like polyester-based products fromTurkeyandThailandfor upholstery and all-purpose uses.Textile Fabrics Associates LLC, a supplier of high-end decorative and upholstery fabrics will remain in its current structure.Associated was formed in 1982 with Piermont Mills, Swavelle Fabrics and Piermont Fabrics.Jeff Thomases, president of Associated, retains his title at the newly named organization. Richard Hanfling is corporate vice president. Dave Thomases is president of the Bravo company. Michael Day is vice president of Textile Fabric Associates.The name change and structural improvements are viewed as a way to simplify operations and provide better services, according to Jeff Thomases.

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