Twitchell Technical Products Treats First Responders to Holiday Dinner
DOTHAN, Alabama, December 21, 2020: While it’s usually all-business around the Wiregrass Public Safety Center, first responders were treated to a little Christmas cheer thanks to a local company. First responders, including law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and their families, enjoyed a socially distanced Christmas meal compliments of Twitchell.
“Twitchell values and appreciates all that Dothan’s Fire and Police do for businesses and individuals, and the protection they offer,” says Paul Cleary, Twitchell Technical Products, CEO. “We wanted a way to thank them for all the training, hard work, long hours and sacrifices they make every day,” he adds.
The Wiregrass Public Safety Center is poised to have a dynamic, impactful, and socially distanced 2021. With free programs offered to the public, like the Women’s Safety Initiative, a firearms course and a career academy for kids, coordinators look forward to promoting a safer Wiregrass moving forward. For more information on these programs, visit safewiregrass.org.
“The dinner was fantastic. The first responders and their families were grateful to Twitchell and their entire team for the support and recognition of the services that are provided daily to the citizens of the Wiregrass.” said Jason Wright, WPSC Executive Coordinator. About 50 folks enjoyed dinner according to Wright.
Since 1922, Twitchell Technical Products, LLC has represented quality in yarns and fabrics across a multitude of industries. Today, they have grown into a multi-national manufacturer of some of the world’s most innovative fibers, textiles and coatings. Located in Dothan, their broad product spectrum ranges from outdoor furniture fabric to exterior shading and everything in between.
About Wiregrass Public Safety Center
The Wiregrass Public Safety Center is a national model for improving the readiness and effectiveness of first responders and the safety education of the general public. The center’s many resources provide law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs an unmatched ability to prepare for the rising complexity of today’s emergency situations. In addition, a strong commitment to the community amplifies its impact through instruction and training opportunities for volunteer responders and other residents. The center is funded by a partnership of public and private institutions including the Wiregrass Foundation, City of Dothan and Houston County. For more information, visit safewiregrass.org.
Twitchell is featured in this month's issue of Patio & Hearth magazine. Learn more about our patterns, fabrics and company culture in our fall spotlight article. According to CEO Paul Cleary, who joined the company in January, "a primary focus of ours has always been on design and flexibility with customers."
Read more on pages 40, 70 & 79 here: https://issuu.com/peninsula-media/docs/phpr_sept_oct_2020/40
In a post COVID-19 era, cleaning and safety should be a top priority. With Textilene®, our fabrics are chemical resistant and anti-microbial so they stand up to heavy use and a variety of conditions; they have excellent abrasion, tear, fade and stain resistance.
Learn more about Textilene’s® uses and care below:
Twitchell is excited to announce that it has expanded its solar fabric offering for exterior uses with the Nano 97 fabric. Twitchell’s Nano 97 is ideal for any exterior application that requires U.V. protection and year-round durability.
The Nano 97 is a 2x2 basket weave PVC-coated polyester fabric that is manufactured with Twitchell’s signature TEXTILENE® core yarn. It’s specifically designed to reduce heat transfer and solar glare to help maintain your view. TEXTILENE® can protect both indoor-outdoor furnishings and is flame and fade resistant.
Joining the Nano 95 and Nano 99 fabrics, the Nano 97 is fabricated with a lightweight .014’’ core diameter yarn and a strong 420 denier polyester core. The Nano 97 fabric is ideal for those harsh South and West facing elevations because of its ability to reduce solar heat gain, while transforming any space into a comfortable outdoor oasis. Some of the new Nano 97 fabric’s key features are:
Download the Nano 97 digital swatch card at the link below:
Nano 97™, by Twitchell Corporation, is sold as rolled goods to manufacturers who design, engineer and fabricate finished applications. Contact your local Twitchell Regional Sales Manager today for more information: https://www.twitchellcorp.com/contact.html
Additionally, it also passes Florida and Texas Building Codes when manufactured within an enclosed framed system.
Dealers utilizing the OmegaTex™ fabric in an approved system during hurricane-strength winds up to 150-mph have reported that the system held as designed and the fabric not only withstood the wind loads, but no projectiles penetrated the fabric.
Twitchell’s unique fabric construction woven with PVC coated warp (TEXTILENE™) and aramid yarn (yarns that make ballistic proof materials) make OmegaTEX™ the right choice for any fixed or retractable hurricane screen application that can be used 365-days a year without the worry of degradation caused by the sun’s harmful U.V. rays. In addition to its strength and U.V. resistance, OmegaTEX™ offers protection from wind, rain, dust and debris, insects, and may even lower your energy bills.
OmegaTEX™ The All-In-One Screen Features:
OmegaTEX™, by Twitchell Corporation, is sold as rolled goods to manufacturers who design, engineer, and certify their custom hurricane screen systems. Follow the link below to contact your local Twitchell Regional Sales Manager today for more information.
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Twitchell Technical Products is a leader in manufacturing intricate textiles, coatings, and laminated products for almost a century. We take great pride in our nation and have never wavered from our roots manufacturing products to serve a variety of different industries.
Many of Twitchell’s manufacturing partners have pivoted their fabrication efforts to support COVID-19 relief efforts. In doing so, their operations have changed to meet the urgent demand for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and medical items needed to equip remote trauma centers.
We have meticulously designed intricate yarns and fabrics to enhance the performance of our customer’s products in COVID-19 relief efforts for various industries such as healthcare, transportation, agriculture, and defense. Twitchell is a reputable supplier for the following medical applications and continues to evolve our product’s versatility within the industry today:
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Are Twitchell products sanitary for use in highly contaminated areas with infectious diseases?
Twitchell’s world-renowned brand, TEXTILENE™ fabric, is a woven fabric from polyvinyl chloride coated polyester core yarns that are antimicrobial, mildew, and bacteria resistant that can be easily sanitized using household cleaners such as bleach or Clorox wipes.
Additionally, hospital cleaners like Vital Oxide and hydrogen peroxide do not compromise the integrity or strength of our fabrics during the decontamination cleaning process. TEXTILENE™ fabrics are resistant to a wide range of inorganic acids and alkalis. Its PVC coating provides excellent water resistance and low water absorption.
To all our valued customers,
As you know, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Since the original warning we have limited all site access to employees only. Our manufacturing, production and warehousing facilities continue to monitor and enforce our high standards of health, sanitation and safety. We have advised any employee who has a fever, any type of respiratory issue, or otherwise feels unwell, to stay home, and we are taking other proactive measures to reduce the chance of contamination and spreading.
While this is one of the most challenging scenarios we have faced in almost 100 years of manufacturing in Alabama, by staying focused on you our customer and our employees we will work through this together.
We also wanted to provide you an update on what you can expect from us regarding your supply, knowing the situation is fluid, and we will continue to communicate actively with you as we learn. We have taken, and will continue to take, the following precautionary actions to minimize supply disruption to our customers, including but not limited to:
We will continue to closely monitor the impact of the coronavirus and act accordingly to ensure limited disruption to you. Our priority to you is the safe and timely delivery of your product.
We will update you if and as circumstances change.
Paul Cleary, CEO
Paul Cleary brings 20 years of industry experience to textile team
Originally from Dublin, Cleary is a graduate of Trinity College of Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology with degrees in both business studies and marketing.
“I am thrilled to come aboard Twitchell Performance Product’s team and advance the world renown, U.S.A manufactured textile business that takes pride in their services and never waivers from their roots,” Cleary said.
Jim Ashmore is planning on taking Twitchell Fabrics to the next level
From there, he went on to work with Rising Sun in Basalt, CO as a Senior Lighting Designer and then spent eleven years with architectural roller shade pioneer, MechoShade. He also spent time at Legrand Solarfective, Lightolier, and Holophane, all adding up to his over 35 years of experience in lighting design, daylighting design, and sales management.
Jim not only has the experience, but he also has awards to back up his notable resume. He is the recipient of multiple lighting design awards including the Edwin F. Guth International Lighting Design Award of Merit presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Jim says what excites him the most about the future of Twitchell is the fact that “Twitchell is an extremely versatile company offering woven products only limited by one’s imagination.”