American & Efird
American & Efird ("A&E") is the largest U.S. manufacturer and the world’s second largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles for the apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supply, footwear and diversified industrial markets marketed under the A&E and Gütermann brand names. Customers select A&E as the preferred choice for industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles because of its dedication to providing customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally. A&E owns or operates 28 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries and employs over 10,000 associates around the world directly or in partnership with joint venture partners. A&E products are distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. A&E is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide.