BGF Industries US Subsidiary of Porcher Industries Receives Innovation in Technology Award from Southern Piedmont Technology Council

Porcher Industries and its subsidiary BGF Industries Receive Innovation in Technology Award from Southern Piedmont Technology Council.
Pictured (from left to right) Robby Demeria, Deputy Secretary of Commerce & Trade Technology; Jean-Marc Senecot, Global Head of R&D Porcher Industries; Jerry Barbour, President BGF Industries; and Kelly Fitzgerald, President of the Southern Piedmont Technology Council.

(Danville, Virginia) – May 1, 2019 – Porcher Industries through its US subsidiary BGF, a global designer of high-performance technical textiles solutions, is pleased to announce that they have received the Innovation in Technology Large Business Award from the Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) for demonstrating excellence in technological innovation.

This award, which was given during SPTC’s Innovative Stars Awards Banquet April 10th, recognized BGF and Porcher Industries for “exemplifying the excellence that results when a legacy of dedication and hard work meet innovation and technological opportunity.”

Porcher Industries and its subsidiary BGF offer a wide range of technical textile products delivering high strength, high temperature, lightweight and safety solutions that provide structural integrity, weight gain, thermal, environmental, and ballistic protection, or decorative appeal in products that we use every day in the aerospace, automotive, defense, construction and recreational fields.

“We are extremely proud and honored to have been recognized by the SPTC for the technological innovation and advancements we are making in our industry,” says Jerry Barbour, BGF President with Jean Marc Senecot Global Head of R&D for Porcher Industries. “Our mission is to be the leading provider of technical textiles materials by delivering excellence in every product, every process, every time. We do that by embracing a philosophy that inspires innovation and pushes boundaries.”

SPTC works to further the economic vitality of the Southern Piedmont region of Virginia by developing and promoting the region’s technology resources. BGF has long been a contributing member of the region, but recently made a new commitment to the area by relocating their corporate and research and development headquarters to the Cyber Park in Danville.

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