A&E Opens State-of-the-Art Vietnam Manufacturing Facility

October 18, 2019

American & Efird (A&E), Mount Holly, N.C., recently celebrated the completion of its 28th global manufacturing facility with the grand-opening ceremony of its new Vietnam site.

Strategically positioned to provide expanded services and regional support for apparel, footwear, handbags and other sewn products in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, A&E’s newest manufacturing site supports its commitment to produce premium-quality thread products in the most sustainable manner, according to the company. This new site aligns the company with the growth of the sewn-products industry in this region and provides the ability for future expansion.

“Vietnam is an important country for the textile and apparel sewn industry,” says Chris Alt, A&E president. “It is the second largest exporter of apparel to the United States and one of the largest global producers of apparel and non-apparel products. Setting up in Vietnam with manufacturing is very strategic to our future growth.”

The facility’s construction began in June 2018, and was completed and operational this past June, adding more than 150 new jobs to the region. — D.S.