Meridian Brings Wool Carpet Yarn Production Back To North America
October 28, 2016

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group Inc. has begun production of wool and wool/polyester blend carpet yarns at the company's newly expanded Ranlo, N.C., plant.

This is a new product line for MSYG, and also represents the return of wool carpet yarn production to North America. The wool yarns produced will serve the high end, tufted and woven carpet and rug markets and will be offered in various blends and colors using naturally colored wool, along with a complete range of shades of top dyed wool.

"All of us at MSYG are excited about the opportunity to bring wool carpet yarn production back to the United States," said Tim Manson, president, MSYG.

Manson added that the new carpet-yarn business unit is a natural extension of the company's experience and technology at the Ranlo plant, where MSYG already supplies yarns for other markets.

MSYG has been spinning and twisting coarse count, long staple yarns in wool and other fibers for many years at its Ranlo plant, serving upholstery, hosiery, craft and apparel markets.