American & Efird Celebrates 125th Anniversary

June 3, 2016

American & Efird (A&E), Mount Holly, N.C., celebrated its 125th anniversary this month. 

Founded in 1891 as Nims Manufacturing, the company has grown to become a major manufacturer and distributor of  industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles.

Its founding values, including integrity, an uninterrupted quest for quality and innovation, a respect for its associates’ safety and well-being, and a commitment to the communities in which it operates, still define A&E today, according to the company.

“One hundred twenty-five years of continuous operation is a significant accomplishment for A&E, our customers, and the communities in which our associates live and work,” says Les Miller CEO, A&E. “This longevity has been possible due to our numerous past and present dedicated, hardworking, and charitable associates. In addition, we have loyal and long-term customers who have supported A&E by using our products and services. We are here today because of the success of those who worked here before us, and as we celebrate the past, we are very excited with a bright future for both our company and our associates.”

For more information, visit — J.L.