SERVICE AND INTEGRITY
MMI Textiles is a premier supplier to the diverse textile market place. Through our commitment to unmatched service and integrity, we become indispensable to our partners.
MMI Textiles stands for “Me, Myself, & I”. The company lives by this model every day. It illustrates our personal 110% commitment to our customers and the integrity of the products that we sell.
At MMI, the textile business is all in the family. Our president and co-owner, Amy Bircher, was raised in the textile industry. As a youngster, she started working for her father and stepmother, Jim and Karen Bircher, at National Dye Works in Lynchburg, South Carolina. Amy earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Textiles from West Virginia University in 1993.
MMI Textiles opened its doors as a manufacturer’s representative in September, 1997. We served six Midwestern states and handled sales for Tape Craft Corporation, NDW Textiles, Inc., and Wirewright Mfg.
MMI branched out to represent ten states by 2001. In 2002, we also started distributing product lines that complemented existing MMI lines, providing our customers with reliable sourcing at competitive prices.
These lines included some hook and loop products and labels—two of our most rapidly increasing product lines due to product quality and competitive pricing. MMI has continued to add new distribution lines ever since.
By 2002, we began sourcing finished product for our customers both domestically and off-shore, based on their needs and time demands.
Since 2002, our resource base has grown to include more than 80 factories in China, India, and South America. We work with these factories on a continual basis through long-term partnerships. We carefully oversee the quality of our components in each product. We also have several domestic factories that we work with that can produce 100% USA-made goods.
In January 2007, Jim and Karen Bircher retired and MMI purchased NDW Textiles. Having been a rep for NDW Textiles for 10 years, the acquisition was natural and the transition has gone extremely well.
MMI Textiles Inc., dba NDW Textiles, is a strong provider in the government contract arena, proudly selling many products that are used in support of our U.S. troops and other government agencies.
CONTINUING TO GROW
As a company, we have rapidly grown, and we’re still growing. Every year, our company increases from 30% - 50%. Since January 2007, MMI has increased from 4 to 14 employees, and we’re still expanding our team. We also now oversee the production of our own stock and custom fabrics—many of which are 100% domestic.
Our solid vendor partnerships, increasing resources, and commitment to our customers ensure that MMI will continue to grow.
How can we work with you? Please let us know!
"As a manufacturer of a portfolio of FDA approved medical devices, we made a decision 2 years ago to re-design one of our product lines and move the production from China to the United States. Making that decision meant we were immediately faced with a host of sourcing and supply chain issues that needed to be tackled before we could introduce our Made-in-USA product."
- Brad Medical Equipment End-Product Manufacturer
“As a manufacturer of a portfolio of FDA approved medical devices, we made a decision 2 years ago to re-design one of our product lines and move the production from China to the United States. Making that decision meant we were immediately faced with a host of sourcing and supply chain issues that needed to be tackled before we could introduce our Made-in-USA product. Our initial search for high quality materials for our product led us to several companies who recommended we talk to MMI Textiles. From the initial meeting, Amy and her team from MMI demonstrated their tremendous breadth of knowledge and expertise in the Textile industry, their attention to detail and their sincere willingness to help us with our endeavor. For months, they efficiently and expeditiously helped us identify, sample and choose materials that would give our device the high-quality look at the affordable cost-basis that we desired. They were true consultants for us – trying to identify the materials that would work the best for our application, whether they were stock products or custom manufactured based on our needs. Their efforts to find solutions to our problems and challenges were tireless. They also opened their extensive rolodex of companies in the industry and ultimately helped us find companies that soon after became our primary domestic manufacturers. Having now been in production for over a year on these new products, I can say that our account management team at MMI is consistently responsive to our needs, fast to react to unforeseen challenges and availability issues, accurate with delivery times and invoicing, and proactive in helping us identify alternative solutions to manage cost. Every one of their courteous, professional and personable office staff is a joy to work with, and is always willing to go the extra mile to help out, even if they haven’t been directly involved in the project. As we recently have looked to expand our product line, we turned to MMI first to help strategize on new materials and new methods of production. They rose to the challenge, familiarizing themselves with materials that were new to them, and ultimately played an integral role in helping us design an innovative new product line that we will be proud to launch in the coming months. One of the rewards of running a small business is surrounding yourself with supplier partners who share your business ideals, can help you grow and be successful, and who are fun to work with. I can honestly and unequivocally say that MMI has been a true partner for us in this challenging process. And who knew we’d find them in our backyard. We look forward to working with them for many years to come. ”
- Brad Medical Equipment End-Product Manufacturer