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
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.”
Gene Demestre is planning on shaking up sales at Twitchell
After selling his company, he went on to work for a number of companies in the interior shading industry, all the while achieving impressive feats like owning three of his own patents.
His impressive work history speaks for itself. Gene not only owned Vimco for 19 years, but he also established Alkenz Fabrics in 2011, served as the VP of Sales and Marketing for QMotion, and was the VP of Business Development for Legrand Shading until 2018. Now, as the new VP of Sales for Solar Protection, Gene says he is most excited for “the numerous opportunities that exist to drive our products into different channels."
John Hoyt is bringing something new to the table for Twitchell in 2019
John attended the University of West Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing/ Sales Management. John began his career at a startup company called QMotion Advanced Solar Shading based in Pensacola, FL. QMotion specialized in manufacturing motorized window treatments and it was there John began his journey an inside sales representative for the company. He then moved into a Customer Service Manager role, where he was tasked in developing and building the company's first Customer Service department. Under John’s supervision, the department was awarded as a Gold Star recipient for Outstanding Customer Service in the industry voted on by industry professionals.
After 3 years of service and success in the department, he was then granted an opportunity to move into a Territory Sales Manager position where he helped grow QMotion into the 2nd largest residential motorized window treatment company in the CEDIA industry within 5 years in the territory.
John then expanded his role in the AV industry after Qmotion was acquired by Legrand by representing Vantage Lighting Controls, adding Home Automation and Lighting Control to his area of expertise alongside automated roller shades. Altogether, he brings over 8 years of success and experience selling technical products to the table. John currently resides in Atlanta, GA where his hobbies include playing baseball, golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Eric joined Twitchell in December of 2015 and just had his 4 year anniversary as Regional Sales Manager West Coast. Eric currently resides in San Diego, CA where his hobbies include playing golf, ocean fishing, barbecuing and spending time with family and friends.
Twitchell Develops Revolutionary Fabric
New Textilene® Nano 95 Fabric Lighter and Finer Than Original
TwitchellTM announces the release of a brand new line of screening fabric, Textilene® Nano 95. Textilene® Nano 95 is lighter and finer than the original Textilene® 95 fabric, all while maintaining the same technical properties.
Textilene® Nano 95 is excellent for a variety of uses and can reduce energy costs all while blocking up to 95 percent of the sun’s harmful rays. It is 20 percent thinner and has over 15 percent less elongation than competitive fabrics. Textilene® Nano 95 is available in 96 inch and 120 inch widths and is produced in 10 unique colors including Black, White, Espresso, Bone, Shadow, Charcoal, Granite Tobacco, Sable and Stone.
Twitchell’s Textilene is an excellent addition to any space, even those you wouldn’t think of at first. Britten Graphics just completed their first project using the Facid North America System. They used the system to cover the JP Morgan Chase employee parking garage in Plano, Texas with a Twitchell Textilene 90 mesh 120” in the color ‘Desert Sand’.
The choice to use Twitchell’s Textilene for the parking garage covering was easy, because when they compared other alternatives to Twitchell, no one compared. The thickness, overall structural integrity, and strength of the material was a winner, right from the start. The material was relatively easy to install, due to its plyable makeup, and has served its purpose well since the install.
JP Morgan Chase wanted to cover the side of the parking garage that faces their offices across the street, so they wouldn’t be forced to have a view of an open parking garage. Now, their view is improved and sure to last with Twitchell’s Textilene mesh.