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What You Need to Make Safety Vests

by Annie 25. August 2016 12:15

Different kinds of fabrics and textiles that are used in an industrial setting are versatile and important. One thing that MMI has a lot of experience with is safety vests. We can provide you with the materials to make the entire thing whether it’s a vest, some sort of backpack, or anything in that arena. We can help with getting you the raw materials as well as helping and referring you to the right spot to get vests like these made.  Whether you need a construction vest, a vest used for crossing guards or traffic directors, or something for runners to wear late at night – we have seen it all. Here are some great things that you might need if your making any products like this one:

Mesh 

The options are numerous here – we have mesh in many colors, including all the bright colors needed in the any kind of safety product. We have spacer mesh, too if you were looking for something a little more padded.

Reflective Fabric

Obviously, this is crucial when it comes to this kind of stuff. All the reflective fabric can be attached and/or laminated to the kind of product you are having made.

Labels

Labels on vests or any product for that matter are important. Whether it be a small tag label or a large square label to go on the front, you want to make sure you have the right name being displayed. 

Tape and Webbing

Whether you need some to attach the hardware to, straps the connect to vest, or just tape to bind to the edges of the vest then we have you covered.

Hardware and Hook + Loop

Need your best to buckle in the front? Need something to attach the buckles to? We got it! Plastic hardware is a great option for these and we have practically every option in the book. If you were looking to fasten your vest some hook and loop, we’ll be able to help there, too. We have VELCRO® Brand as well as MMI brand hook and loop so we will be able to fit your needs.

 

These are the kinds of end products and projects that MMI Textiles, Inc. is awesome at helping with because we have so many solutions to help customers get all that they need in one place, talking to one person. Call us with questions or any concerns you might have! 

What It Means to be Made in the USA

by Annie 9. August 2016 09:50

 

We’ve been watching the Olympics non-stop over here at MMI. Gymnastics, swimming, archery, table tennis, you name it and we’re practically “experts”. It’s such a great time every four years and we’re grateful for how it brings us together within the office, not even to mention how it brings us together with the rest of the globe. We love cheering on our home red, white, and blue and it definitely has us thinking about what it means to be “Made in the USA”. 
 

MMI Textiles offers a lot of different products that are “Made in the USA”. Depending on what it is and the kinds of specifications that it needs to have, we often refer to it as domestic or if it’s a military fabric or component, we may refer to it as Berry compliant – which you can read more about here.
 

Manufacturing goods that are Made in the USA means more than what it might look like on paper. For us – it means we are staying true to our history and staying true to the industry that helped MMI become what it is today. Our history reaches back all the way to 1932 when National Dye Works was started in downtown Chicago, and continued through 1980 when it was first purchased by the Bircher family, and then in 2007 when it was purchased by MMI Textiles, Inc. A long history – traveling through Chicago, IL, Lynchburg, SC, reaching through the Midwest, and now headquartered in Cleveland, OH with ties throughout the entire country.
 

We manufacturer, convert, and distribute goods based on customer needs and many times that need is wanting goods Made in the USA for the same reasons that we like offering them. We are proud of the fact that we can help support jobs and supporting businesses that are growing within the United States, just like our customers and partners support our growing business.

It's for those reasons that we love to talk about how many things we can offer that are made right here in the United States. In case you were immediately curious, here's a brief list of some of our fabrics and components that can be made within the USA:

It is also important to note that if you are thinking about bringing any kind of production back to the USA, starting new production in the USA, or trying to figure out if it’s even possible – we’d love to help. We’re waving our flags high as we cheer on our team in Rio, hoping to carry that momentum in many more corners of our country.

 

 

*It's important to note that Berry Compliancy is different from something being "Made in the USA" - here's something to read on the Berry Amendment and this is what it takes for something to be considered Made in the USA

 

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