Fruit of the Loom commits to waste-to-product program
Leftover production fabric recycling program will re-fiberize waste fabric for use in other products.
Fruit of the Loom has announced plans to extend its on-goingwaste recycling initiative with a commitment that its textile fabric wastestreams be recycled into useable products. Working with waste recycling firmMartex Fiber Southern Corp. of Spartanburg,S.C., Fruit of the Loom'sdomestic and Central American manufacturing plants will send Martex theirfabric waste.
Martex Fiber re-fiberizes fabric waste to make raw fiber,which is then used in fill products, non-woven or spinning applications. Thesewaste-based fibers products are used to insulate cars, fill mattresses, andeven go back into making new apparel fabrics. Martex Fiber also convertsrecycled cotton fiber into yarn through the company's Jimtex Yarns operation inLincolnton, GA.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.