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Ambassador Kirk Meets with Glen Raven CEO Allen Gant, Discusses Textile Exports

Ambassador Kirk met with Glen Raven Mills Chief Executive Officer Allen Gant today as a follow-up to Ambassador Kirk’s visit to Glen Raven Mills production facility in Anderson, South Carolina on March 4. Ambassador Kirk and Mr. Gant spoke about expanding export financing for America’s textile industry and continuing the ongoing dialogue with USTR in working together on issues that textile issues.

Ambassador Kirk and Alan Gant

Glen Raven, founded in 1880, began as a small cotton mill in North Carolina and is now a successful leader across the globe in fabrics, employing almost 1,600 workers throughout the United States. Glen Raven works to design, engineer and market fabrics for existing and new products for businesses across the world. Glen Raven currently exports almost every fabric-based product that they make, such as automotive car tops for convertibles, marine fabrics for sailing, furniture upholstery fabric, and military defense fabric for boots. Glen Raven serves businesses in North and South America, Europe and Asia as it continues to grow to become a leader in the textile industry.

Read about Ambassador Kirk’s visit to Glen Raven here.