The Future is Reusable:
Standard Textile Debuts SurgiTex™ – Surgical Textile Solutions

CINCINNATI, Ohio (4/8/19) – Standard Textile announces the launch of SurgiTex™ – Surgical Textile Solutions, which will debut to attendees at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Nashville on April 6 – 10, 2019.

SurgiTex™ is a comprehensive program to help healthcare facilities realize the maximum benefits of reusable surgical products. Compared to disposable products, reusable linens offer research-supported1 energy, water, carbon footprint, waste, and instrument recovery savings, as well as improved comfort and protective properties. Research has shown that when comparing cost, comfort, and barrier protection, reusable items had a comparable or superior ranking to disposables.1

According to published research, healthcare facilities are the second highest contributor of environmental waste in the United States. The healthcare industry produces more than 6,600 tons of waste each day, which adds up to over four billion pounds of waste annually.2,3 Operating rooms are estimated to generate between 20% and 33% of the total waste produced in hospitals.4,5

“One of the greatest challenges we face as healthcare providers in Perioperative Services is moving toward a more sustainable, environmentally responsible culture,” stated Peg Fox, National Director of Surgical Services (MSN, BSN, RN) at Standard Textile. “We rely on evidence-based data and guidance from professional organizations like the Association of Perioperative Nursing to transition to more sustainable surgical practices.”

“We are excited about the recent hiring of Peg Fox, who has an extensive perioperative background in large health systems in Chicago and in the greater Cincinnati marketplace, and who has utilized both reusable and disposable surgical products,” said John Wintz, Group Vice President at Standard Textile. “Peg and her team are taking a very logical approach to assist healthcare facilities determine the cost effectiveness of reusable surgical textiles as part of a solution in making the OR arena more cost effective, safe, and sustainable.”

Standard Textile has a long history of servicing the healthcare industry and has developed a reputation for its consultative approach to understanding a facility’s business objectives to create innovative solutions that result in quantifiable savings. The SurgiTex™ system demonstrates the company’s consultative approach. A team of engineers, clinicians, and technical processing experts team together to collect data, analyze costs, and conduct trials. Implementation of SurgiTex™ consists of staff and clinical training and support as well as quarterly program reviews and quantitative reporting.

“The amount of waste generated in an operating room can be a daunting problem to solve, and I learned it cannot be solved alone,” said Fox. “SurgiTex™ was conceptualized to help nurses, physicians, material management, and other partners reduce waste, decrease costs, and provide quality care in the safest environment for our patients and healthcare providers.”

For more information on SurgiTex™ – Surgical Textile Solutions, visit

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3 Gaskill M. Going green–RNs tackle hospital waste. Nurse Week. 2006. Accessed October 31, 2018.

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Standard Textile Acquires Luxury Italian-Based Global Hospitality Business Including the Mascioni Hotel Collection Brand
Acquisition expands Standard Textile’s leadership position in the hospitality market and strengthens growth opportunities

CINCINNATI, OH (November 5, 2018) – Standard Textile Co., Inc., a global leader in the hospitality and healthcare textile markets, announces today it has reached an agreement to acquire the global hospitality business of Mascioni SPA, Italy, including the Mascioni Hotel Collection brand. The Mascioni Hotel Collection brand markets bed, bath, table and spa products to luxury hotel properties worldwide. The acquisition of the Mascioni global hospitality business advances Standard Textile’s strategy of expanding its leadership position in the hospitality market globally and positions the company for future growth.

Gary Heiman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Textile said, “We are pleased to acquire the Mascioni hospitality business. The Mascioni Hotel Collection brand embodies the notable craftsmanship and innovative artistry of Mascioni, one of Italy’s leading textile design and finishing manufacturers. The Mascioni Hotel Collection broadens our brand portfolio to satisfy the characteristics and values of today’s luxury hotel customer.”

Francesco Russo, Chief Executive Officer of Mascioni said, “Since Mascioni’s founding in 1957, the company has gained a strong worldwide reputation for creating luxury quality linens. We believe Standard Textile’s strong distribution network in North America and globally will accelerate the growth of the Mascioni hospitality business and the Mascioni Hotel Collection brand.”

Standard Textile indicated there will be a design and supply agreement with Mascioni SPA to provide the company an opportunity to manufacture products through Mascioni in Italy along with Standard Textile’s global manufacturing infrastructure.

“This partnership and complete control of our entire supply chain allows us to innovate at each stage of the process, ensuring consistency in superior quality and service,” said Mr. Heiman. “The Mascioni Hotel Collection offers luxury properties the distinguished products desired by guests, supported by a robust global manufacturing and distribution network.”

Mr. Heiman noted the Mascioni Hotel Collection will continue to operate as an independent brand with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The transaction is expected to close in November 2018.

Standard Textile entered the hospitality market with products exclusively engineered to address the needs and desires of hoteliers, from limited to full-service, boutique, lifestyle and luxury. The company supplies linen to many of the world’s largest, most recognizable hotel brands.

Standard Textile has also executed a license agreement with Mascioni SPA that provides Standard Textile the exclusive right to manufacture, market, and sell Mascioni branded products in the US consumer market.


About Standard Textile
Founded in 1940, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality, and service. With more than 80 patents, its products are engineered to deliver durability, longevity, and value. A vertically integrated company, Standard Textile is a leading global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. Leveraging textile design, manufacturing, and laundry expertise, and its global infrastructure, this company serves customers in the healthcare, hospitality, interiors, workwear, and consumer markets worldwide. For more information visit

About Mascioni
Since almost 60 years Mascioni is regarded worldwide as the industry leader for design, creation and production of superior textile products. The Company mainly operates in home textiles, supplying manufacturers, retailers and institutional organizations; it is also having a consolidated presence in hi-tech fabrics such as fabrics for camouflage uniforms.
Mascioni, headquartered in Cuvio, Northern Italy, is a 700,000 square foot state-of-the-art factory for fabric printing, dyeing and finishing.


Judy Sroufe
Vice President, Brand Marketing and Communications
Standard Textile
One Knollcrest Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45237
(513) 761-9256

Angelo Fugazza, Head of Hospitality and Brand Manager
21030 CUVIO ( VARESE )
PH. : +39 0332 659111
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Supporting Clean Birthing Kits
Kits Help Increase Positive Health Outcomes for Women and Newborns

Baby BlanketsAs a partner of MedShare, Standard Textile recently donated receiving blankets to be used in MedShare’s Clean Birthing Kits. The Kits are an initiative of MedShare’s Maternal & Child Health Program, which focuses on the health of women and children as a vital way to create a healthy world. The program intends to improve the quality of healthcare for mothers and children in medically underserved countries, thereby reducing the number of preventable deaths associated with childbirth.

The receiving blankets are a critical item in each Clean Birthing Kit, providing warmth and contributing to temperature regulation for newborn children. Standard Textile’s blankets will be utilized in kits shipping around the world by the end of October.

Interior Design’s re:Source
Standard Textile a Sponsor for the Magazine’s Unique, Biannual Event

2018 reSource Event

Photo credit Katina Patriquin Photography

Our Interiors Group team participated recently in the re:Source 2018 event in Marana, Arizona. Click here to read more.

Recent Coverage in Hotel Business
Standard Textile’s “U.S.-made linens can help economy, environment”

Transitions™ Towels by Standard Textile

Transitions™ Towels by Standard Textile

The September 7 issue of Hotel Business magazine featured Standard Textile’s new Made in USA collection and a conversation with Greg Eubanks, our Group VP of Hospitality Sales and Marketing. The U.S.-made “terry and sheeting products supports not only a comfortable hotel stay, but the economy and environment as well.”

Click here to read the article. To learn more about our Made in USA initiative, click here.

As Seen in BizTech Magazine
Article highlights Standard Textile’s implementation of IoT

Gary Heiman

Photography by Jonathan Robert Willis

Appearing in the September 2018 print edition of BizTech Magazine, president and CEO Gary Heiman shares how Standard Textile has integrated the Internet of Things into our operations, creating the “smartest and most advanced textile manufacturing plant possible.”

Click here to read the article online.

Standard Textile Kicks Off Annual United Way Campaign
Kim and Gary Heiman Serving as Co-Chairs for 2018 Community Campaign

Michael Johnson and Gary HeimanCINCINNATI, Ohio (8/22/18) – Standard Textile kicked off its 2018 United Way Campaign this week by welcoming Michael Johnson, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, to Standard Textile’s world headquarters. Gary Heiman, Standard Textile’s president and CEO, and Kim Heiman, Managing Director, are leading the 2018 community campaign for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, mobilizing thousands of donors across the Tri-State.

“Taking on this role for United Way was important to us, because as part of an immigrant family, the Cincinnati area has welcomed us, and we are deeply connected to this community. Today, our business employs many people here, across the country, and throughout the world,” said Gary Heiman, “and it’s an honor to give back.”

Gary HeimanUnited Way of Greater Cincinnati is the sixth-largest United Way in the country, and annually improves the lives of more than 360,000 people across 10 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Each year more than 90,000 people help create lasting community change by participating as donors to the annual United Way Campaign. In 2017, the annual campaign raised over $60 million.

“We have a bold agenda to help give a hand-up to people who are trying to lift themselves out of poverty,” said Michael Johnson, “and we are so grateful for the support of Kim, Gary and the Standard Textile family.”

Standard Textile’s 2018 company campaign is called: We all succeed together.

“This not only speaks to our belief in each other, it speaks to our belief in the success of the most vulnerable. And it speaks to our belief that we can make a greater impact in the lives of others, together, than we can alone,” said Kim Heiman.

Standard Textile’s company campaign will run through August 31.

United Way

United Way Takes New Approach to Community Campaign Launch

United WayCINCINNATI, OHIO 8/9/18 – As featured in the Cincinnati Business Courier, “the United Way of Greater Cincinnati is taking a more hands-on approach to the launch of its annual community campaign for 2018.”

Standard Textile’s president and CEO Gary Heiman and Kim Heiman, Managing Director, Interiors & International, will lead the 2018 community campaign for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, engaging thousands of donors across the Tri-State. Standard Textile’s company campaign will kick-off on August 20.

Click here to read the full text article from the Business Courier.

Standard Textile Launches Made in USA Hotel Terry and Sheeting Collection

Standard Textile Launches Made in USA Hotel Terry and Sheeting Collection

CINCINNATI, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Standard Textile Co., Inc., a global leader in the hospitality and healthcare textiles industries, today announced the launch of its Made in USA collection of terry and sheeting products engineered for hotels and hospitality properties. As a pioneer of the American textile industry, Standard Textile’s new collection supports American innovation, domestic growth and smaller carbon footprints.

In 2014, Standard Textile had a vision to create a model for textile manufacturing in the United States. The company launched its Manufacturing 4.0 initiative in 2015 and invested more than $65 million dollars in its facilities in Thomaston, Georgia and Union, South Carolina to bring new life—through advanced manufacturing—to American textile production. Smart technologies, including state-of-the-art machinery, automation, robotics, vision control systems, advanced analytics and the Internet of Things have been implemented to readily control every level of the company’s supply chain.

“Our goal has always been to push the boundaries of what textile manufacturing in the United States can achieve, combining real-time data exchange with advanced automation, robotics and vision controls,” said Gary Heiman, President and CEO of Standard Textile. Today, the company is realizing results beyond initial expectations and vision. “Our smart manufacturing investments have allowed us to optimize every level of our manufacturing and logistics process, and to keep production closely connected to our research and development.”

As a company with deep roots in this country, Standard Textile is now offering hoteliers a new American-made terry and sheeting collection that enhances the guest experience while lowering operational costs, and stimulating domestic job and economic growth.

pr-madeunusaWith the new Made in USA products, hoteliers receive unsurpassed durability, superior cost management and a luxuriously soft hand that guests will appreciate—all backed by patented technologies. These products also help move hoteliers forward on the path to sustainable solutions through Real Green™, an innovative processing, production and performance system developed by Standard Textile.

ForeverSoft™ towels feature an ultra-soft pile yarn specifically engineered to be softer than traditional 100% cotton towels, 100% of the time. Not only are the towels softer, but they also dry faster, allowing for energy and cost savings during the laundering process.

An advanced weaving technology also helps reduce laundering costs for the new Transitions™ terry by imperceptibly controlling the distribution of pile height. The result? A high-quality towel with the highest pile in the centermost parts of the towel to provide an exceptional guest experience at a lower overall product weight.

After a long day of travel, business meetings or exploring the sights, hotel guests want a good night’s sleep on a great set of sheets. Standard Textile’s new, uncommonly smooth UltraTwill™ sheets and pillowcases make this product line an ideal bedding solution for hotel guests and hoteliers alike.

“Since 1940, Standard Textile has been developing innovations to help our customers succeed,” said Richard Stewart, Corporate VP/Product Development & Sustainability at Standard Textile. “Hotel linens elevate the guest experience and with the launch of these three new products, our customers receive linens that not only make their guests happy, but also make sense operationally and from a sustainability standpoint.”

All three products feature a number of patented technologies developed by Standard Textile, including its signature Centium Core Technology®, a unique weaving process that dramatically improves tensile strength, extends service life and enhances performance. With Standard Textile’s Room Ready for You® laundered with Tide® program, hoteliers receive the sheets and towels clean, fresh and ready to use out of the box, saving time, labor and up-front processing costs. The OneSTEP® program and patented EZ ID® color-coding system provides easy size identification for housekeeping staff.

To learn more about Standard Textile’s ForeverSoft™ terry, Transitions™ terry and UltraTwill™ sheets and pillowcases, please visit

About Standard Textile
Founded in 1940, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality, and service. With more than 80 patents, its products are engineered to deliver durability, longevity, performance and value. A vertically integrated company, Standard Textile is a leading global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. Leveraging textile design, engineering, manufacturing, laundry expertise, and its global infrastructure, this company serves customers in the healthcare, hospitality, interiors, workwear, and consumer markets worldwide. For more information visit

Elisa Cicero
Account Executive, G&S Business Communications
(212) 697-2600

Judy Sroufe
Vice President, Brand Marketing and Communications, Standard Textile
(513) 761-9256

SOURCE Standard Textile Co., Inc.

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