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Elastic Fabric Mill in El Salvador Named Innovative Supplier of the Year

To embrace the modern supply chain, innovation has to happen at all levels, and George C. Moore understands that.

The El Salvador-based narrow elastic mill, a division of The Moore Company, was recently awarded 2015 Supplier Innovation of the Year by Fruit of the Loom for its proactive implementation of new initiatives to improve the supply chain.

“Innovating is a challenge that is clearly beyond the resources and capabilities of any individual company,” Andrew Dreher, division president of George C. Moore Co., said. “Being able to effectively engage the resources and capabilities of our mill with our customer’s apparel manufacturing operations is definitely an opportunity to leverage resources and enables a greater capability to customize and meet customer needs more rapidly.”

One thing the mill has focused on is partnership.

The company uses its expertise and know-how to help customers achieve their strategic innovation objectives, and provides customers with complementary products that range from woven elastic, to knit elastic, rigid webbing and other value added services that cater to the final customers’ changing needs. Some of those value added services include cutting and looping, fabricated waistbands, silicone applications and technical finishes.

“We understand that much of what makes a company successful lies beyond its own boundaries for which we are focusing on helping our customers tap the resources within our mill as if they were their own,” Moore Company CEO Dana Barlow said.

George C. Moore goods service the underwear and intimate apparel markets, but the company also supplies printed, jacquard and knit narrow elastic for athletic compression, men’s and women’s slacks, performance apparel, swimwear and medical markets.