Fletcher Industries Blog

Just In Time (JIT) Manufacturing and Benefits

Reducing manufacturing waste is one of Fletcher Industries top priorities. This is why we embrace JIT (Just-in-time) manufacturing. JIT manufacturing adapts to changes in demand and produces products when the consumer needs them instead of producing quantities based on trends. JIT manufacturing not only reduces waste, but it also saves the consumer money. Below are […]

Braiding and Technology Applications in Textiles

Have you ever had surgery and wondered what makes up some of the different medical tapes and items doctors use? The process of braiding takes a fabric from its raw form and turns it into a finished, usable product. Companies like Fletcher Industries are able to execute these processes by way of braiding machinery and […]

How to Increase Efficiency and Productivity on Manufacturing Floors

How many times have you looked at your calendar and thought, “There aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done?” From the constant onslaught of professional responsibilities that get added to your plate to the multitude of tasks and duties to be taken care of at home, you understand that it is crucial […]

The Textile Industry and its Part in Economic Development

Today, the textile industry goes far beyond the apparel that we see in department stores and what we wear every day. In fact, we have a feeling that when you get dressed every morning, you don’t pause to consider that the textile industry in the United States is, (excuse the pun) woven into the fabric […]

Weaving in the Medical Field

New research and technology have been paving the way for the use of weaving in the medical field. Biomedical textiles are made from a variety of materials and are being used in a diverse array of medical applications. From sutures and grafts to ligaments and implants, biomedical textiles are saving lives. Take a look at […]

Sustainability and the Textile Industry

It’s probably been a while since you’ve cracked open a history book and were able to spout off facts about the Industrial Revolution that began in the 18th century. For those of you that need a quick refresher, History.com explains that the inventions of the cotton gin, electricity, and the transcontinental railroad helped shift a […]

The Next Frontier: Smart Fabric Technology

Technological advancements, especially in the field of electronics, are occurring on an increasingly rapid scale. Models of televisions, phones, and computers are constantly being reimagined and released to an always-eager public. Improvements to these items have drastic, positive impacts throughout our daily lives, and they make necessary tasks easier to perform. Just like the world […]

“Manufacturing” the Best in the Business: Customer Service

Seventy-eight percent: the amount of business buyers likely to switch brands after an inconsistent experience across a company’s departments according to Salesforce. Especially for those involved in the manufacturing industry, employees need to continuously stay abreast of the latest products, innovations, and trends that are occuring. With advancements in technology, customers expect immediate connectivity and […]

Careers in CAD – Changing the Manufacturing and Textile Landscapes

In bringing products, concepts, or blueprints to life, look no further than computer-aided design (CAD). As this process was once tedious, time-consuming, and manual, innovations in technology have digitized and simplified the entire process. If working in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, or aerospace, CAD is both an indispensable tool and area of study if […]

Textile and Manufacturing Industry Trends and Growth

As January calls for new goals and possibilities, both the textile and manufacturing industries are following suit. According to an article from Textile World, the President’s pro-manufacturing agenda has called for rethinking existing policies on trade, taxation, regulatory reform, and a variety of other issues, all of which have been sought after by the National […]

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