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AUSA 2016 Recap

by Annie 6. October 2016 09:52


The MMI team traveled to Washington, DC for the annual AUSA Expo and annual meeting. One of our favorite shows of the year, the 2016 show was no different. During the expo, we got to be a part of IFAI’s booth space and had a great time. Being members of the Industrial Fabrics Association International allows us many benefits, including getting a chance to exhibit at AUSA which we are grateful for.

As you may know, we take our relationship with the military and tactical industry very seriously. So when we get the chance to come together with a lot of members of that industry, we get pretty excited. We got to show off and tell people about our new line of MultiCam® and OCP printed narrow fabrics. There are similar products to the one MMI now offers but the differences and benefit to MMI’s are significant.

MMI’s webbing and binding tape offer the patent-pending CTEdge™. This advanced edge design gets rid of the glaring white edge that many would notice when the webbing and tape were used in vests, bags, and more. The CTEdge™ conceals the white edge, making it blend much more than any previous versions of this webbing and tape.

In addition to the advanced webbing and tape, the line also offers zipper, elastic, and woven loop. All of these products meet military specs and are Berry compliant. While this new line is what we are most recently talking about the most – we’re able to offering lots of different products to the manufacturers of military products. Things like mil-spec webbing, berry compliant hardware, hook and loop, and elastic are all options that we can provide solutions to for military applications and end uses.

After a successful AUSA 2016 and an upcoming IFAI Expo 2016 (come see us at Booth #A1035) – the MMI team is busy and excited for it all. If you missed us in Washington DC, don’t fret – we’ll get the chance to talk our new printed narrow line with you or anything else on your mind. Call our team at 440-899-8050 or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com

MMI Textiles, Inc. is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

by Annie 22. September 2016 09:41


MMI is proud to announce that they are officially ISO 9001:2015 certified. After an important process, MMI was

able to receive the certification. This is a testament to the service, integrity and quality that MMI presents to all individuals who work with them.

Because of this this ISO certification, you can be sure that when working with MMI Textiles, Inc. that you are receiving the highest quality service. 

With any questions or comments, please reach out to us at 440-899-8050 or info@mmitextiles.com.  

MMI now offering MultiCam® Printed Loop

by Annie 8. September 2016 10:12

9/8/2016 --- As a part of their new printed narrow fabrics line, MMI Textiles, Inc. is now offering printed loop in both MultiCam® and OCP. MMI is responding to a need within the industry for printed loop and now after approval, the product is available for sale. It is the only printed woven loop that is made to A-A-55126 available in the market, and has excellent quality and resolution.

It’s just one of the many products within their new line. After announcing a partnership with Mikan Printing in May, the company rolled out a line of printed webbing, binding tape, loop, elastic, and zipper. Most of these are currently in stock in MultiCam® pattern, with MultiCam® Alpine®, Arid, Black and Tropic patterns being developed in the coming weeks. OCP is being printed on various materials as needed and by government contract only.  Samples are available from MMI by request.

These materials are 100% Berry Compliant and created with patent-pending technology that gives the usual “white-edge” much more of a concealed appearance.

This news illustrates MMI’s on-going commitment to serve the military and tactical industries. For any inquiries or interest in samples, call MMI at 440-899-8050 or email them at info@mmitextiles.com.

MultiCam® is a registered trademark of Crye Precision 

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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

 

Mil-spec webbing, mil-spec hardware, mil-spec galore!

by Annie 27. July 2016 11:13


Everyone knows how in-tune we try to be with the military and tactical industry. So we are switching it up from talking about our line of MultiCam® printed narrow fabrics and we are going to discuss our many options for mil-spec webbing and hardware.


Let’s start with mil-spec webbing. This stuff is such a common raw material in the military and tactical industry. MMI’s has the ability to provide you with numerous kinds, colors, styles, and classes of mil-spec webbing. To see just a handful of our available webbing specs, check out our webbing and tape webpage -- no pun intended! Mil-spec binding tape and mil-spec elastic are easy for us to get to you, too. Whether you are making backpacks, duffel bags, vests, tactical slings, or anything related – we have the mil-spec webbing and likely quite a bit more of your Berry Compliant goods that you might need to make these things. And as mentioned before, we can now now offer printed mil-spec webbing, tape, loop, zipper, and elastic. We’re doing our best to bring our A-game for all of our current and future tactical customers.

Next, we can take on mil-spec hardware. We sell ITW Nexus in different finishes and colors and work with customers every single day on not only getting the right mil-spec hardware our customers need but also talking to them and helping them along the way when they aren’t sure what kind of mil-spec hardware they might need. That’s our mission in everything we sell and one thing we are very proud of. Our attention to detail and our well-rounded offering of so many different components allows us to work together with you find out your best option on each area of an end product. We have experts who do it practically every day!

 

Mil-spec webbing and mil-spec hardware are just the beginning of our military-focused products. You can poke around our website to find more. Or, your best bet might be calling in to talk details with one of our experts. You can find them at 440.899.8050! That way we can find out what you are making, how much you need, and we can get some samples out to you as soon as possible.

Warrior East 2016 Recap!

by Annie 18. July 2016 09:50


The ADS Warrior East Expo is always one of the most fun shows of the year and this year was no exception. Geoff was able to attend the Expo for two days and met with some of our favorite people in the industry. This show always brings together the most innovate people, products, and ideas of the tactical industry – which is one 
of the main reasons we love it so much.
 

This year we were excited to show off our new line of Printed Narrow Fabrics. This new line we have rolled out is one of a kind. It’s created with improved washabilitand durability, and made with solution-dyed Cordura® fabric. The most highlighted feature of the new line is the edge. The product is created with patent-pending technology that solves the “white-edge” problem. Our printed narrow fabrics are made to have a much more blended and concealed appearance which becomes highly useful and importance when camouflage is a concern.

 

We got an awesome glimpse of things going on at Warrior East and if you attended, we hope you did too. If you want more information on MMI’s new line of printed narrow fabrics whether it’s questions or some samples, feel free to reach out to any of our sales reps at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at sales@mmitextiles.com. 

MMI Fabric in Action, literally!

by Annie 11. July 2016 12:12


We always get excited to see our fabric in action and in this case, it’s no exception. In this particular instance, we are literally seeing it in action – along with a few other guys in action, too! In an upcoming UFC 203 fight that takes place right here in Cleveland, where reigning champ Steve Miocic takes on Overeem, MMI’s fabric can be seen in the flooring of the ring and throughout the event. To be specific, it’s our #4 Cotton Duck – look for it in sky blue or gold! When we are selling our fabric, we don’t always think about how many different and unique places it will end up so this is a good reminder of how versatile fabric is, especially this cotton duck can be.

If you want more information on the event taking place, you can read about it or buy tickets here. Or, if you want more info on the cotton duck that is being used, we can have cotton experts that help you find the right kinds and colors. Shoot us an email as sales@mmitextiles.com or give us a call at 440.899.8050. 

Geoff and Kayla head to Jamaica!

by Annie 5. July 2016 09:18



In exciting news within the MMI family, our salesman Geoff Senko, got married in a beautiful ceremony just over two weeks ago. Him and his wife, Kayla Senko, bolted to Jamaica to enjoy their honeymoon and made an awesome stop at Green Island Primary school to visit the second grade students. Geoff and Kayla went to the school with the Issa Trust Foundation. An incredibly cool organization, the Issa Trust Foundation was established in 2005 by Couples Resorts to provide a system of prevention, health promotion, education, and promoting over-all well-being to the people of Jamaica. Thousands of people from around the world come to Jamaica to visit so it’s an effort made to give back to the community in which people are visiting. Geoff and Kayla were able to bring coloring supplies, soccer balls, and other fun items with them and were excited to see the faces of the second graders light up when they were given the things. 

Kayla, who is studying to be a teacher, got the incredible experience of seeing what a classroom is like outside of the United States. We’re elated that the MMI family got to be a part of their speical day, that Geoff and Kayla had such a great time in Jamaica and that we are able to share a little bit about their trip. If you get the chance, give Geoff your best wishes next time you talk to him. 

Have you heard about Printed Narrow Fabrics?

by Debbie 27. June 2016 11:32


Hopefully, you have heard about the release of our new product line, Printed Narrow Fabrics. We are excited to launch these new products and we are also excited about giving our customer what they need. As we strive to serve the tactical and military industry in the best way we can, we are committed to releasing products that express that. So, if you haven’t already seen the press release or the new webpage, I think you should check it out. Between the MMI official product pages, our press release on Soldier System and the MultiCam® website, there are plenty of places to read out this.

This new product line is  currently available in loop, binding tape, webbing, elastic, and zipper. We’re proud to be able to present these printed narrow fabrics to our customers who need and want an increased availability of camo, printed, narrow goods.  We’re extremely committed to the military and tactical industry all around the world. Our commitment can be seen through the new product line as well as how many other products we offer to the military industry that are Berry compliant and Made right here in the USA. Between hardware, woven fabrics, labels, and more – chances are we have your tactical product needs covered.

The details on the printed narrow fabrics are important, too. So in case you haven't heard, here are some of the highlights -- with our exclusive relationship with Mikan, we are able to print the fabrics with advanced technology that gives it a more concealed edge. It also features improved washability and durability with complete testing infomraiton available. It's made with higher quality inks compared to what is currently being offered in the industry and with solution-dyed base materials with Invista Cordura® yarn. MMI is also offering custom stocking programs to meet the needs of our customers, new and old. 

For all the other information you need or to request samples, call our office at 440.899.8050. Our sales team is ready to talk printed narrow fabrics with anyone who has questions about the product itself, how fast you need it, or anything else that might come to mind. 

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