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MMI Textiles (Textile Mill) Based in Westlake, OH, MMI Textiles is a supplier of diverse textiles. The company started in 1997, initially servicing six Midwestern states for Tape Craft Corporation, NDW Textiles, Inc., and Wirewright Mfg. By 2001, MMI had branched out to include ten states. In 2002, MMI Textiles began distributing product lines that complemented its existing MMI Textiles lines, and providing reliable sourcing at competitive prices. By 2002, the company began sourcing finished products both domestically and off-shore. Since 2002, MMI Textiles has grown to include more than 80 factories in China, India, and South America. The company carefully oversees the quality components in each product, and also has several domestic factories that can produce 100% USA-made goods.

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Mae Pacific Co., Limited (Textile Manufacturer) Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, MAE Pacific MAE Pacific is a company that has expertise and knowledge of over 30 years in the fabric industry. In today’s fast paced world, garments are moving away from Asia and towards other countries. We have excellent sourcing and knowledge of manufacturing high quality fabrics at good prices. The company produces and develops fabrics for all types of garment manufacturers around the world. Mae Pacific has formed partnerships and has long-term relationships both in China and Taiwan. Mae Pacific Company Fabrics

  Malibu Textiles  (Textile Distributor) This company offers a global distribution on stretch laces, rigid laces, raschel, jacquards, fringes, scallops, borders, leavers, glitter, flocking, nets, and meshes.
  Marine Vinyl Fabric Based in St. Paul, MN, Marine Vinyl Fabric sells quality marine vinyl fabrics at discount prices for a variety of end-use applications. work directly with our factory overseas. The company works directly with its overseas factory to import large quantities of Marine Vinyl Fabric into the USA. While its competitors buy smaller quantities of fabric from distributors in the USA at higher prices, Marine Vinyl Fabrics works directly with the factory, giving the company much more control over the quality of its products and costs, which it can pass on to its customers. FLEXA MARINE VINYL

  Market Center Management Company Market Center Management Company (MCMC), based in Dallas, Texas, is the largest international wholesale market center and trade show management company in the world. MCMC and its parent company, Dallas-based Crow Holdings, owns and/or manages market centers and associated trade shows on four continents – North America (Dallas Market Center and GlobalTex: LA International Textile Fair), Asia (ShanghaiMart), Europe (Brussels International Trade Mart) and South America (LatinAmerican Trade Mart).
  Masters of Linen  (Association) MASTERS OF LINEN is a subsidiary of the CELC (European Flax and Hemp Confederation), the only European agro-industrial body to bring together players working in all stages of the flax/linen supply chain, from plant to fabric, including scutching and spinning. As a venue for brainstorming, economic analysis and cooperation, the CELC is also a regulatory body, working to promote industrial harmony and provide strategy. Masters of Linen acts as the interface between the European linen industry and the other players in the sector.
  McMichael's / Sapona Yarns (Stretch Yarn Manufacturer) This partnership of McMichael Mills and Sapona Manufacturing produces a broad product line of stretch yarns from textured nylon to conventional covered spandex. The Lycra® Assured yarn manufacturing operations process synthetics including textured nylon, polyester and covered spandex.
  Mecmesin Corporation (Testing Equipment Company) As a leading designer and manufacturer of force and torque test equipment for over 35 years, Mecmesin offers precision test instruments and systems that are accurate, reliable and provide excellent value for money. Based in Sterling, VA, the company can provide a tailor-made service creating the ideal testing platform, which is robust, easy-to-operate and gives top-level performance time after time. For the textile industry, Mecmesin offers equipment solution testing in the following categories: tensile strength of yarns and fabrics; tear strength of woven and non-woven fabrics; strength of seams or welds; yarn slippage in sewn seams; tensile strength and fastening compression of fasteners and attachments; burst strength of fabrics; stiffness of fabrics; puncture resistance; stretch and elongation; etc.
  Menardi Filter Elements (Filter Fabric Manufacturer) Based in Trenton, SC, Menardi Filter Elements helps its customers find solutions to whatever the customer’s need is. Menardi is more than just a filter manufacturer. Responsiveness is part of the company's DNA. Menardi offers insight into the science of filtration and teaches its customers how to apply those learnings to their filtering process and maintenance routine. By building strong partnerships with its clients, Menardi helps them to find ways to extend the life of their filters and reduce costs. If you partner with Manardi, you’ll understand how filtration works, and how to optimize your unique filtration process. Mikrotex

  Merino State (Textile Mill) Merino State's premium fine micron Merino and Merino blends textiles are manufactured by Charles Parsons in Australia and China. Privately owned, Charles Parsons has been developing and manufacturing specialized textile solutions for fashion apparel brands throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region since 1915. The company has over 25 years experience in garment production, has manufacturing partners in China, Fiji, and Singapore and offers in-house design, sample and pattern making services, all geared for speed to market. Concept III Textiles markets Merino State fabrics in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
  Merrell Apparel Classic, styles with modern technology and fabrics is what Merrell Apparel provides. The design team at Merrell Apparel designs their clothing line to be highly fashionable, yet simple and functional.
  Merryson Corporation (Vertical Fabric/Apparel/Home Furnishings Manufacture) Established in 1999, Merryson Corporation specializes in jacquard fabrics and ready-made products. Its manufacturing facilities introduce the unique products and designs to North America, Europe and Australia market and establish its brand with different marketing approaches. Merryson develops new products, produces functional and high-quality jacquard fabrics for sports, casual and fashion apparel. Merryson also utilities its original and innovative fabrics to create clothing brand “miniMe” and home furnishing brand “Salamanka”; combining the latest fashion trend and fine-quality marketing plan.
  Messe Frankfurt Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organizer with 467.5 million euros in sales and 1,725 employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approximately 50 international sales partners giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organized 100 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square meters, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. The North American headquarters in Atlanta produces trade shows in the USA, Canada and Mexic
  MFI International Mfg., LLC (Cut & Sew Manufacturer) MFI International is a trusted American manufacturer, offering innovative and full package services to the Cut & Sew industry, which includes design, sourcing, manufacturing (CMT, Cut & Sew, Assembly), and easy access for North American Distribution. MFI operates its own manufacturing facilities in Northern Mexico, helping companies bring their products faster to market with quick production turnarounds. MFI delivers finished products customized to your specifications using Six Sigma and ISO 9001:2008 practices. These are quality management systems put in place to ensure the highest quality standard for manufacturing and delivery to our customers. MFI International Mfg. Finished Products

  Micro Star Lab, Ltd. (Testing Services Company) Based in Crystal Lake, IL, this testing services company is accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the field of Biological Testing, Cert# 2832.01. MicroStar Lab is registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and is International Traffic In Arms Regulation (ITAR) compliant. The company's facility is considered suitably equipped to test military products by DLA Land and Maritime. MicroStar Lab has provided testing services to contractors for solicitations approved by DLA Troop Support, Clothing & Textiles. MicroStar Lab is an approved subcontractor test laboratory to Telcordia under the Verizon FOC Program Requirements for ASTM G-21 testing. Members of MicroStar Lab’s staff serve as members and committee chairs for ASTM committees.
  Microban International (Antimicrobial Technology Company) Microban International is the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, engineering durable antimicrobial solutions for consumer, industrial, and medical products around the world. Also, as of April 1, 2012, AEGIS became part of Microban International. As part of this integration, Microban is incorporating Aegis Microbe Shield technology into its portfolio of antimicrobial technologies. The Microban brand serves as a trustmark for durable, and effective antimicrobial technology. Today over 250 companies are leveraging the Microban brand and technologies as an important point of differentiation to help grow their businesses. Microban technologies work continuously to keep over 1000 products from leading manufacturers around the world with cleaner and fresher. AEGIS Excaliber®




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  Miller Weldmaster (Welding Machine Manufacturer) With machines in over 100 nations worldwide, Miller Weldmaster Corporation is a leading manufacturer and innovator of rotary hot air / hot wedge welding equipment for the industrial fabric and thermoplastic industries. From the helium-filled blimps to truck tarpaulins, to flexible air ducting, the company has the experience to research, design, and build practical systems with the latest in heat - sealing technology. Extreme Seam® Welders

  Milliken & Company  (Fabric Manufacturer) Milliken manufactures a wide variety of knit and woven fabrics to serve the various clothing needs. Utilizing polyester, nylon, cotton, spandex and other synthetic fibers, Milliken offers a broad range of women's apparel fabrics. These fabrics are sold to the nation's major branded apparel manufacturers whose garments can be found in leading retailers such as Wal-Mart, JC Penney's, Dillard's, Nordstrom's and Lands' End. Two of Millikens most popular brands are VisaEndurence® and StainSmart®. StainSmart®


  MiniFibers, Inc. (Fiber Extrusion) This cutting edge technology operation offers specialty precision cut fibers, as well as the ability to participate in the creation of new and unique fibers extruded from unconventional polymers. MiniFIBERS offers custom production of specialty multifilament yarns via the melt extrusion process. Using either conventional or highly specialized polymers provided by our customers, our custom built equipment can produce partially oriented yarns (POY) or undrawn yarns made to your specifications, ranging from 50 to 2500 denier and 1 to 247 filaments.
  Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (Sewing Equipment) As one of many Mitsubishi Electric automation affiliates around the world, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., is part of a $40 billion global company serving a wide variety of industrial markets with a family of automation products including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, operator interfaces, motion control systems, computer numerical controls, industrial robots, servo amplifiers and motors, and industrial sewing machines. Based in Vernon Hills, IL, the corporate philosophy of the company includes a commitment not only to providing superior solutions and service to Mitsubishi Electric customers, but also to contributing to the local community and creating a rewarding work environment for its employees.
  Mitsui Bussan Techno Products Co., Ltd  (Textile Trading Company) Structured as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui Bussan Techno Products Co., Ltd. Is a trading company specializing in textile and industrial materials. In 2013, Mitsui Bussan Techno Products Co. and PrimaLoft® collaborated manufacture PrimaLoft® Performance Fabrics. The company is determined to contribute to the creation of an enriched living through activities focusing on safety, the environment, health and comfort.
  MMI Textiles (Textile Mill) Based in Westlake, OH, MMI Textiles is a supplier of diverse textiles. The company started in 1997, initially servicing six Midwestern states for Tape Craft Corporation, NDW Textiles, Inc., and Wirewright Mfg. By 2001, MMI had branched out to include ten states. In 2002, MMI Textiles began distributing product lines that complemented its existing MMI Textiles lines, and providing reliable sourcing at competitive prices. By 2002, the company began sourcing finished products both domestically and off-shore. Since 2002, MMI Textiles has grown to include more than 80 factories in China, India, and South America. The company carefully oversees the quality components in each product, and also has several domestic factories that can produce 100% USA-made goods.

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  Mohair Council of America  (Association) This association promotes the sale and use of mohair.
  Mohawk (Flooring Manufacturer) This company sells floor covering and textiles for every room in the home and for every commercial application. Hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, ceramic tile flooring, stone and marble flooring and, via an exclusive distribution agreement with Congoleum, vinyl sheet flooring are among the newest Mohawk product offerings. The company also offers woven bedspreads, tapestries, pillows, throws and window blinds. Mohawk products are found in major retailers across the country and the world. Wear-Dated®

  Monterey Mills (Textile Mill) Monterey Mills, located in Janesville, Wisconsin, is a premier supplier of knitted pile fabric to the paint roller industry. Product lines include: apparel, over-the-counter, toy, saddlepad, casket/boot/slipper/music case liners, wash mitts, pet beds, wool and wool blended buffing pads, premium hospital pads, and pet bed fabrics. The company strives to be the premium supplier of knitted pile fabric and to be recognized as a leader in the industry.
  Morgan Tecnica America Inc. (Cutting & Software Manufacturing Equipment) This business enterprise was founded in Italy, and has a branch office in Montreal, QC Canada. The company is sustained by strong investments in research and development, offering machines and software which are among the largest and most comprehensive in the industry. Today, Morgan consists of a group of three companies: Morgan Tecnica Spa, which designs and manufactures a complete range of cutting room equipments; Morgan Dynamics Srl, based in Italy, is responsible for software development, and GA Morgan Dynamics Pvt. Ltd. based in Bangalore, India, for sales and technical support in the Asian market.
  Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. (Woven Textile Mill) This company is a diversified and integrated manufacturer of textile, chemical and related products for the apparel, industrial, institutional, and commercial markets. Products include denim, piece dyed and flame retardant fabrics for apparel; pocketing; table linens and other hospitality products, textile sizing and finishing chemicals; paint roller fabrics and automotive fabrics. Headquartered in Mauldin, South Carolina, Mount Vernon has about 2,600 employees and operates 14 production facilities in the U.S., located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. And, from terminals in Alabama and South Carolina, Mount Vernon provides truckload and less-than-truckload hauling services to internal and external customers throughout the U.S.
  Mountain Khakis Design. Quality. Consistency. Authenticity. What started as a casual conversation at the Shady Lady Saloon in Jackson Hole, WY has become a top-performing outdoor-inspired apparel brand. Established in 2003 and based in Jackson Hole, Mountain Khakis quickly became a staple in the wardrobe of everyone from ranch hands to golf pros, those who travel by jet, as well as those who travel by thumb. The Mountain Khakis brand story continues to resonate as it connects to the enthusiast who believes that freedom and rugged adventure is a way of life.
  Mr. Stitch (Embroidery Contractor) Located in Sherman Oaks, California, Mr. Stitch is a Custom Embroidery Service Company. The company specializes in custom embroidery, offering digitized embroidery, logo embroidery, shirt embroidery, and many custom embroidered designs onto garments supplied by us or our customers. Mr Stitch Embroidery is experienced in completing huge embroidery orders and one-off jobs. There is no job too big or small. Mr. Stitch embroidery maintains only the top of the line embroidery machines to achieve a flawless finish product. Designing for embroidery  digitizing  is a specialist job, and the company has specialist designers on staff to achieve any desired look. Mr Stitch Embroidery

  Mudpie (Trend/Forecasting Service) Established in 1992, Mudpie is the UK’s largest trend forecasting service, with an international network spanning 50 countries and branded offices in 17 locations, including Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and Europe. Mudpie is a leading authority on the supply of trend intelligence to the creative industries. The company has the largest range of trend-led products available, comprising trendbooks – which are the leader in global market share, online trend services (Mpdclick) and is the only forecasting service with its own commercial graphic and textile design studio. Mudpie publishes forecasted colour information six months in advance of any other trend service and two years ahead of season.
  Munda Sports (Technology Company) This manufacture is the creator of the first true cold weather athletic glove, and the developer of CORE-FLEQT® fabric for use as an insulation product in apparel. The CORE-FLEQT® material provides extreme warmth and insulation properties for sleeping bags, athletic apparel, athletic footwear, socks, snow boarding apparel, fishing waders, fishing shirts, fishing vests, hip-guards made especially for fishing, ski boots, ski gloves, ski apparel, wetsuits, emergency water rescue suits, as well as for use in baseball gloves, soccer goalie gloves, golf gloves, and snow boarding gloves. CORE-FLEQT®

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