William V. McCrary Jr. of William Barnet and Son, LLC. has been elected Chairman of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc. The American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc. (AFMA) is the trade association for U.S. companies that manufacture synthetic and cellulosic fibers. AFMA exists to promote the U. S. Fiber Industry and also advocates on behalf of the industry on a broad range of regulatory and international trade issues. The industry employs 27 thousand people and produces over 6 billion pounds of fiber in the U.S. Annual domestic sales exceed $8 billion. Membership is limited to U.S. producers that sell manufactured fiber in the open market. The Association maintains close ties to other manufactured fiber trade associations worldwide. The Association's Board of Directors is made up of senior executives from each of AFMA's member companies. Most AFMA programs are managed through committees and task groups of policy and technical experts from the companies.
Mr. McCrary is President, Chief Executive Officer, and principal shareholder of Barnet, a synthetic fibers/yarn/polymers company with presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has been in his present position since 2001 and with the company in a variety of responsibilities since 1970. Mr. McCrary has served on a number of boards – both business and community – over the years.
New Positions Available at Barnet USA!
SCMA Safety Award
In March 2014, The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) recognized 105 manufacturing plant sites throughout the State for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2013. Facilities with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers or restrictions were nominated for recognition. Plants submitting an incidence rate below the statewide average for their NAICS code received an award. "To ensure a successful business environment for South Carolina manufacturers, it is essential that we also ensure a safe working environment for our associates," said Scott Coleman, SCMA Plant Safety Conference Chairman and HR Manager for Sage Automotive Interiors. "We are proud to recognize the achievements of so many manufacturing facilities for meeting and exceeding the standards of this ambitious award. By making the safety and health a top priority, it is evident that manufacturers across the State are committed to providing a safer, more prosperous South Carolina." Both Barnet Polymers, LLC and William Barnet & Son, LLC were recipients of this award.
Barnet Europe is pleased to announce that our website is out now available for our French speaking customers!
SCMA Excellence Award
In April 2013, William Barnet and Son, LLC and its subsidiary (Barnet Polymers, LLC) won the "South Carolina Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award" through the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. This award recognizes positive contributions made by companies in their respective communities. There are three categories of the award: Community Involvement & Philanthropy , Environmental Stewardship, and Employee Safety and Wellness. Barnet prides itself on being a good corporate citizen and is very pleased to have won this award for the 2nd consecutive year.
Oeko Tex® Standard 100 – now available for yarns supplied by Barnet Europe
Our yarns are used increasingly more in applications which are subject to Oeko Tex® certification. In order to follow this trend and to simplify the certification for our customers, we have decided to issue a certificate for our high tenacity and textile yarns.
Barnet Europe is now officially certified for certain yarns which meet the human-ecological standard presently established for baby articles (product class I). These yarns also fulfill the requirements according to REACH and do not contain any listed Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) as published by ECHA.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you need an Oeko Tex® Certificate for yarns supplied by Barnet Europe. We will be pleased to assist.
Barnet Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Specialty Fibers Plant in China
On April 16, Barnet celebrated the Grand Opening of Barnet Fibers Shanghai.
Attending were representatives from Barnet Europe, Barnet USA, Barnet Asia and „special guests” ! Barnet Fibers will produce specialty fibers to serve customers in the Asian market.
SCMA Safety Awards
On March 8, 2012, William Barnet & Son, LLC and Barnet Polymers, LLC were both recognized by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2011. Facilities with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers, or restrictions were nominated for recognition. Plants submitting an incidence rate below the statewide average for their NAICS code received an award. The two awards were accepted by Barnet associates who participate on the Company’s safety committee.
"To ensure a successful business environment for South Carolina manufacturers, it is essential that we also ensure a safe working environment for our associates," said Steve Eberhardt, SCMA Plant Safety Conference Chairman and Corporate Safety Manager of AstenJohnson North America. "We are proud to recognize the achievements of our members for meeting and exceeding the standards of this ambitious award. By making the safety and health of our employees a top priority, it is evident that our members are committed to providing a safer, more prosperous South Carolina." The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state's manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina.
Barnet is proud to be a member of the SCMA and honored to receive these awards.
Auserpolimeri s.r.l. names William Barnet & Son, LLC as Distributor for its line of Auserpolimeri Compatabilizers
AUSERPOLIMERI s.r.l., located in Milan, Italy, has appointed William Barnet & Son, LLC to distribute the Auserpolimeri line of Compoline impact modifiers and compatabilizers to the engineered plastics market in the United States, India, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. With the distribution agreement, Barnet will be able to offer a combination of the correct nylon or polyester material and now impact modifier or compatabilizer to our customer base and combine the two materials for distribution from our strategically located sites in the Americas and Asia.
Please contact Chuck Hall at +1 (864) 576 3406 for technical data and supply chain discussions.
Barnet Establishes Barnet Fibers Shanghai Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, PRC
Barnet is pleased to announce the successful commissioning and startup of Barnet Fibers Shanghai (BFS) located in Shanghai, China. Production began on January 30, 2012.
BFS will produce specialty fibers for the Wet Laid Nonwoven, Specialty Paper, Plastics, and Construction industries using technology developed and utilized at existing operations in the US and Europe. BFS focus will be on supplying specialty fibers to the Asia market.
Please contact Song Tao at +86 13817661151 or email@example.com for further information.