Supplier Innovation of the Year and Top 10 Supplier award for George C. Moore Co.

Westerly, Rhode Island – April 27, 2016. George C. Moore Co. has been selected by Fruit of the Loom, Inc. for the 2015 Supplier Innovation of the Year award and also as a Top 10 Supplier. The narrow elastic fabric mill takes strategic supply chain innovation seriously and has been proactively implementing various initiatives to promote and strengthen the value they bring to their customers.

“Innovating is a challenge that is clearly beyond the resources and capabilities of any individual company. For which 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” said Andrew Dreher, Division President of George C. Moore Co.

“We are honored that Fruit of the Loom, Inc. values our initiatives and that our associates are constantly contributing to helping them achieve their own goals. 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” said Dana Barlow, CEO of The Moore Company.

The textile mill, founded in 1909, understands that innovation is critical not only for their competitive advantage but also for their customers. “Our goal is to develop a sense of mutual understanding with them so our resources and know how can benefit and allow our customers to achieve their strategic innovation objectives” A. Dreher added.

The elastic manufacturer is constantly challenged and focused on developing and strengthening their own supply chain which is considered to be strategically valuable and allows them to meet customer needs. “Our customers are focused on what they do best and our job is to provide complementary products that go from woven elastic, knit elastic, rigid webbing and value added services that allow our customers to keep up with the ever changing demands and lifestyles of their final customers” said A. Dreher.

Besides servicing underwear and intimate apparel markets, George C. Moore Company also supplies printed, Jacquard and knit narrow elastic for athletic compression, men’s and women’s slacks, performance apparel, dancewear, swimwear, orthopedic & medical, industrial and safety markets. Their value added services include cutting and looping, fabricated waistbands, silicone applications, technical finishes, permanent fire resistance, among other value added services.