Carmel, Indiana-based Top Value Fabrics, a wholesale supplier of fabrics used in a variety of industries, including retail settings, banners and trade show displays, announces that it has acquired Gardena, California-based Pacific Coast Fabrics, a manufacturer of a variety of textiles sold into the digital printing industry.
Both companies have lengthy histories in the textiles industry. Top Value was founded in 1974, and it opened a West Coast sales and distribution center in Carson, California, in 1987. It has also added other remote offices and a nationwide network of shipping locations over the year.
Pacific Coast has an even deeper history. Its heritage dates back to 1967, when Cal-Pacific Dyeing & Finishing Corp. was founded as a premier commission dyeing and finishing plant for wovens in the Southern California area. In 1995 two executives from that company,
Brian Vieweg and Michael Sanders, formed a new company, Pacific Coast Fabrics, to supply high quality finished textile goods to its customers. Vieweg became company president and Sanders vice president.
“Michael and I have worked together to lead our team to great heights at Pacific Coast Fabrics,” says Vieweg. “It’s rewarding to have built our company, and to have this incredible opportunity to keep doing all we do for our customers along with the support and resources of a stronger, combined company with TVF. We’re excited for our team to join together with TVF’s team as we deliver even more options for our customers and even greater innovation for the industry.”
This acquisition will expand TVF’s product offerings and strengthen its West Coast distribution network for printable textiles, according to company officials.
“TVF is known throughout the industry for outstanding customer service and quality products, and the Pacific Coast Fabrics team shares that same dedication to the customer,” says Chris Fredericks, Top Value’s president. “Both companies are growing because we pride ourselves in listening to customers and utilizing their input to develop market leading fabrics and media that help customers succeed. We are delighted to welcome Pacific Coast Fabrics to the TVF team and we look forward to a continued bright future in this growing industry.”
Combined, the companies contract manufacture and source fabrics and media worldwide, both domestically and in international locations from Asia to Europe.
“Both teams are comprised of tenured fabric experts who understand that our customers’ success is our success,” says Karen Stuerenberg, TVF’s marketing director. “To offer the most continuity to our customers, all existing products will remain part of our combined product line for the foreseeable future. As pressures continue to intensify for printers to consistently raise the standard, access to this incredible depth of textile options with one supplier will enhance the customer experience.”
“TVF enjoys a strong partnership with (Germany-based) Aurich Textiles, and our customers appreciate the platform the Aurich products provide,” says Jeff Nonte, print media director for Top Value Fabrics. “We also recognize the benefit for customers in adding PCF’s line of Georg + Otto Friedrich Textiles through their own strong partnership, so we have made the strategic decision to continue offering both lines. Bringing these textiles together with our additional lines of fabrics, vinyl and mesh offers printers an unprecedented selection of media options that help them achieve exceptional print quality.”
Top Value Fabrics became 100 percent employee-owned in 2010.
Top Value and Pacific Coast will officially begin operating as one company on Nov. 1.