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U.S. textile, fiber trade associations announce merger

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The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) announced a merger of their respective organizations effective April 1, 2018.

The merged organization will be called by the name National Council of Textile Organizations, according to a news release.

“The NCTO merger with AFMA strengthens the U.S. textile industry’s ability to influence federal policy.  It brings new members and financial resources to NCTO and extends the organization’s political reach,” said William V. McCrary Jr., NCTO chairman and chairman and CEO of William Barnet & Son in Spartanburg, in the release. “It also cements NCTO’s status as the voice of every facet of the U.S. textile production chain, a fact that will help NCTO to more effectively influence federal policies that affect U.S. textile investment, production and workers.”

The National Council of Textile Organizations is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the U.S. textile industry. The American Fiber Manufacturers Association is an Arlington, Va.-based trade association representing U.S. companies that manufacture synthetic and cellulosic fibers.

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