Fletcher Industries remains active in manufacturing and textiles after more than 170 years. Founded Schaum & Uhlinger, Fletcher is a global brand of weaving, twisting, and winding machines. In 1959, the company moved to Southern Pines, North Carolina, from Philadelphia and then opened additional facilities in Statesville, North Carolina, in 1960. Today we have consolidated to one 60,000 square foot manufacturing site in Southern Pines that houses fabrication, machining, and assembly.
Fletcher International was founded in 1968 to import needle loom technology. Since then, we have diversified to include braiding, weaving, knitting, and finishing equipment, and now have moved our concentration to our core IP of narrow fabrics for technical textiles.
Fletcher is a third-generation, family-owned company led by John Taws. John was appointed president in 1996, and under his leadership, the company has found success in technical applications.