Meeting industry standards is not enough for Standard Textile. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes decorative and workwear textiles for healthcare, hospitality, and institutional use. Healthcare products include bedding, surgical gowns, and incontinence care. Its Hospitality goods include custom towels, blankets, and woven sheeting. Standard Textile's Workwear line offers coveralls to sport jackets. Bedspreads, flame-resistant drapery, and window treatments are part of its Decorative Products mix. The company manages its own R&D, manufacturing, distribution, and technical services. The privately held company is led by its founder's grandson, Gary Heiman.
Standard Textile markets its products to 55 countries worldwide. Driven by consumer demand for lower-cost goods, Standard Textile has taken its operations abroad. The company has established almost 25 plants and distribution centers throughout the world. Its largest manufacturing plant is located near Shanghai and produces approximately 15% of its fabric.
The company conducts its European operations in more than 10 countries, including offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Its Arad Towels subsidiary is prominent in Israel's textile industry. In the cross-hairs for expansion, China and other countries in the Far East continue to promise cost-competitive, reliable, quality manufacturing opportunities.
Standard Textile's roster of customers includes Marriott Hotels and Accor Clal Israel Hotels. The Cleveland Clinic even taps the textile-maker to produce a hospital gown without the tie-in-the-back exposure.
The company has been in existence more than 70 years, getting its start in 1940. It has been under the control of the Heiman family since its inception. – less