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 https://goo.gl/DjghBC.

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 standardtextile.com.

Contact:
Elisa Cicero
Account Executive, G&S Business Communications
ecicero@gscommunications.com
(212) 697-2600

Judy Sroufe
Vice President, Brand Marketing and Communications, Standard Textile
jsroufe@standardtextile.com
(513) 761-9256

SOURCE Standard Textile Co., Inc.

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Standard Textile Hosts Cincinnati’s First #LinkedInLocal Event

LinkedIn-Local-April-2018-Group-PicCINCINNATI, OHIO 4/25/18 – We had a great time last night hosting Cincinnati’s first #LinkedInLocal networking event. We welcomed more than 100 professionals to our Global Institute for Innovation & Leadership for an evening of making new connections. A great panel of guest speakers spoke all about the power of their LinkedIn network.

Gary and Kim Heiman to Co-Chair 2018 Community Campaign

kim-and-gary-photoCINCINNATI, OHIO 3/23/18 – Gary and Kim Heiman will lead the 2018 community campaign for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, engaging thousands of donors across the Tri-State.

“We believe that in its essence, United Way gives people the opportunity to succeed, and that by working together we can all make a difference that will strengthen our community,” said Gary Heiman, President and CEO, Standard Textile.

To read more, visit http://www.uwgc.org/news-events/blog/2018/03/23/gary-and-kim-heiman-to-chair-2018-community-campaign

New Clinical Trial Confirms DermaTherapy® Reduces Number of Pressure Injuries in Intensive Care Units

Study Published in November 2017 Issue of American Journal of Critical Care

DermaTherapy logoCINCINNATI, OHIO, 3/13/18 – Standard Textile and Precision Fabrics Group announce results from a clinical trial evaluating DermaTherapy® technology, published in the November 2017 issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. Authors of the study from Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, concluded: “The use of specialty linens in addition to standard techniques for preventing pressure injuries can help prevent pressure injuries from developing in high-risk patients in intensive care units.” (American Journal of Critical Care. 2017; 26: 474-481)

DermaTherapy® is the first and only silk-like therapeutic bedding linens to receive FDA 510(k)1 clearance as a Class I medical device that helps to reduce the likelihood of patients developing pressure injuries. Nearly 4,000 patients were included in the evaluation of DermaTherapy® on the rate of pressure injuries (PIs) in high-risk patients in the cardiovascular and surgical intensive care units at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

According to the study, the 46% reduction of posterior PIs led to a potential cost savings for the health system of nearly $4 million. The article states that “cost savings more than covered the increased cost of the specialty linens.” In addition, Michigan Medicine’s laundry manager, Rolando Croocks, indicated in the article that the specialty linens have withstood “repeated use and laundering for 3 times longer than cotton linens.”

In the study, the researchers state: “Overall, we noted significant reductions in posterior PIs, supporting the theory that addressing microclimate can help reduce the occurrence of PIs.” DermaTherapy® therapeutic bedding addresses the patient’s microclimate by reducing shear and friction, and controlling moisture and heat.

With two U.S. patents (US 7,816,288 and US 8,283,267) and two pending patents, the DermaTherapy® system is comprised of a pillowcase, top flat sheet, bottom fitted sheet and underpad, all developed in partnership between Standard Textile Co., Inc. and Precision Fabrics Group. DermaTherapy® is a registered trademark of Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.

DermaTherapy® also has FDA clearance2 for use in the treatment of atopic dermatitis by patients who are susceptible to or may have mild atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.

For more information, visit DermaTherapy.StandardTextile.com.

1FDA 510(K) Clearance No. K152884. Indications for Use: Bed linens made with DermaTherapy® fabrics are intended for use by patients 18 years of age and older in hospital settings who are susceptible to pressure ulcers. The DermaTherapy® Bed Linens help to reduce the likelihood of patients developing pressure ulcers by reducing moisture, friction and shear on the patient’s skin.

2FDA 510(K) Clearance No. K061242. Indications for Use: Institutional Bedding (bed sheets and pillow cases) made with DermaTherapy® fabrics is intended for use by patients in a hospital, healthcare or home setting who are susceptible to or may have mild atopic dermatitis.

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About Standard Textile
Founded in 1940, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality, and service. With more than 70 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 standardtextile.com.

About Precision Fabrics Group
“Innovation” is a designation that must be earned. It happens when new ground is broken; when pioneering products set new standards. At Precision Fabrics, we set out to raise the bar for our industry. Today, innovation fuels our company. We’re expert manufacturers of woven and nonwoven fabrics for high performance industries such as medical, aerospace, military, industrial, protective apparel, and more. But at Precision Fabrics, we do more than simply produce and supply products to a worldwide market: we solve problems with strong research and development, excellent customer service, and quality manufacturing. For more information, visit www.precisionfabrics.com.

About Michigan Medicine
At Michigan Medicine, we create the future of healthcare through the discovery of new knowledge for the benefit of patients and society; educate the next generation of physicians, health professionals and scientists; and serve health needs throughout the state of Michigan and beyond. We pursue excellence every day in our three hospitals, 40 outpatient locations and home care operations that handle more than 2.1 million outpatient visits a year. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation’s biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $470 million.