Done in a day
While the company is controlled by the majority shareholder Stellini Textile Group Milan, CT Nassau – Continental Ticking Corp. of America runs two manufacturing facilities in the United States and one cut-and-sew facility in Toronto, Canada. The company’s 75,000-square-foot plant, located at its headquarters in Alamance, North Carolina, has a capacity to produce 8 million to 9 million yards of tape and ribbon per week, or enough to trim more than half a million mattresses.
CT Nassau’s origin story lies in its tapes, which are designed to coordinate with the other elements of the bed, such as the borders, panels and handles.
The second plant, a 75,000-square-foot facility in Burlington, North Carolina, has the capacity to produce 50,000 pounds of polypropylene yarn per week and more than 80,000 yards of woven and knit mattress fabrics each week using state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, the cut-and-sew factory in Canada has the capacity to produce 5,000 to 8,000 covers per week.
“The factory is organized in a way that we start from the polymer, we produce our own yarn internally, and then we use it in both of our U.S. facilities, for tape and ticking,” says Paolo Stellini, managing director of Stellini, while giving BedTimes a tour of the Burlington plant.
“If somebody wants a new color, theoretically we can create the color, make the yarn, put the yarn on the loom, weave it and deliver the sample the same day,” he says.
Speed to market is critical now, according to Taber Wood, vice president of sales for CT Nassau. “All of our customers are trying to get the same piece of the pie,” Wood says. “So, it comes down to speed, who can get their concept in front of that person, that decision-maker, quicker and can promise delivery.”