Yearly Archives: 2011

Industry Pioneer Dies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENSBORO, NC ( June 22, 2011) Mr. Robert Porcher, Chief Executive and primary owner of the Porcher Group of Badinieres, France, passed away Monday, June 20. He was 83. In 1948, at the age of 20, Robert took over management of a small textile company which had been founded by his father. […] Read More...

Mike Bracey Named VP Sales & Marketing

Mike Bracey has been named Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, replacing Robby Dunnagan, recently named President of BGF. Mike’s career with BGF began in 1984. Over the next 27 years, he held positions in Manufacturing and QC plus fifteen years in Sales and most recently served six years as Market Manager for Protective and Electrical […] Read More...

BGF Rolls Out New Metallized Fabric for Luggage

Demand for Lightweight Luggage Has Manufacturers Searching for New Materials (Greensboro, NC) – May 26, 2011 – Air travel industry observers have noted a distinct trend among airline passengers—they are placing increased importance on using the lightest possible luggage. “The most common question we receive is centered on finding the lightest suitcase available,” said John […] Read More...

BGF President Retires, New President Named

Henderson Retires, Dunnagan Named BGF President May 23, 2011 Greensboro, NC After a long and storied career, Jim Henderson, President of BGF Industries, has announced his decision to retire effective May 27, 2011. Jim’s career spanned more than six decades in the textile industry, having held positions from Lab Technician to the presidency of both […] Read More...

Barracuda Aluminized Fiberglass Sets Design Trend

Designers’ Appetite for ‘Metallic Look’ Sparks Interest in New Specialty Fabric Metallic fashion trend creates new applications for Barracuda® aluminized glass fabric. (Greensboro, NC) – May 19, 2011 – In case you missed all the fashion analyses from this year’s celebrity red carpet season, here’s the executive summary version: metallic is IN. Fashion mavens from […] Read More...

BGF & belChem Fiber Materials Celebrate Milestone

BGF and BELCHEM Celebrate Milestone May 11, 2011 GREENSBORO, NC BGF Industries, Inc. and belChem Fiber Materials, GmbH, announce the celebration of a milestone in their ten year strategic partnership to supply Belcotex® fiber for the North American Markets. The occasion will be marked at the Techtextile trade show in Frankfurt, Germany later this month. […] Read More...