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covers, first aid bags, backpacks and
personal protective equipment (PPE) for
medical professionals.
To service its expanding client list,
Diamond Brand has embraced a robust
sewing capacity and has the ability to do
large-scale computer numerical control
(CNC) cutting. "We are always investing
and looking for the best equipment to get
the job done easier and quicker," Hicks says.
"We prioritize any and all efficiencies so
we can enrich our team members via our
monthly revenue sharing program. The
more streamlined our operation is, the more
we are able to share with our workforce."
The equipment required to produce
Creative Textile Solutions' products also
is varied, with some units being product
specific. However, the majority of the
company's equipment meets a variety of
production requirements.
"We utilize single- and double-needle
sewing machines, zig-zag sewing machines,
pneumatic automatic and hand grommet
tools, thermal hot-air fabric welders, hand
and electric cutting tools," Aumento says.
"We also have a full metal fabrication division with metal welders, cutting equipment
and bending tools." The company also uses
assorted tools for installing snap fasteners,
binders and trimmers.
"We are always looking to increase the
efficiency of our production whether by
way of tools and/or technology," he adds.
When considering an equipment
investment, the company values the ability
to operate with minimum down time and
repairs. Located in eastern Canada, the
company does not always have immediate
access to replacement parts or technical
service. A combination of scheduled
maintenance and reliable equipment
means that, barring a catastrophic and
unexpected failure, the company operates
smoothly at all times.
"The versatility of our equipment
allows for crossover production as needed,"
Aumento says.

For the Cows Ice Cream seasonal kiosk on the waterfront boardwalk in Halifax, N.S., Canada,
Creative Textile Solutions manufactured and installed two BAT Australia lateral arm retractable
awnings utilizing Sunbrella® fabric in the brand's colors. Photo: Creative Textile Solutions.

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nd product manufacturers that offer custom fabrication for a range of
industries need a variety of equipment to get the job done. But buying and
maintaining that equipment is expensive. That's where Kamber Narrow Fabric
Machinery LLC, Birmingham, Ala., comes in. As David Giltz, sales manager
at Kamber explains, the company is a reseller and repairer of narrow fabric
textile equipment in North America.
"We build machines to any specification a client may have and sometimes
recommend uses they haven't even considered yet," Giltz says. "That allows our
clients to change quickly from what they currently produce today to what they
know the market will want tomorrow."
Kamber's "Hot Swap" program helps businesses repurpose or repair their
equipment without any downtime. As Giltz explains, Kamber prepares one of
their narrow fabric needle looms to do the job a manufacturer may need-
whether that's the same job of a current machine or one with new tasks that the
manufacturer specifies. Kamber brings its loaner machine to the customer's
factory and swaps it out with the one needing repairs.
"Your production line never goes down while we completely refurbish your
narrow fabric needle loom," Giltz says. "When your refurbished or newly
equipped machine is ready, we swap it right back into your factory and take
away the loaner we provided. Thanks to Hot Swap, our clients never go offline
and production never misses a beat. And modifying machines to accomplish
tasks they never could before opens up entirely new markets, again at a fraction
of the cost of purchasing a new, untried piece of equipment."

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