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10th International Conference on Geosynthetics
09/21/2014 - 09/25/2014
01/31/2014 - 01/31/2014

2014 URI Cotton Summit: The 21st Century Global Apparel VAlue Chain and Implications For US Cotton in the World Marketplace
09/22/2014 - 09/22/2014

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GTP Acquires Burckleeds BCN Laminados Adds Offices

GTP Acquires Burckleeds, BCN Laminados;Adds OfficesBelgium-based Picanol NVs Global Textile Partner (GTP) recently finalized two acquisitions. Switzerland-based Stli AG agreed to sell the reed activities of its France-based subsidiary BurckldCie, along with the brand name Burckl44; to GTP. Stli will retain the harness frame portion of Burckl business.GTP also acquired Spain-based BCN Laminados S.L. The small company with only seven employees manufactures reed wire and related production machinery. GTP sees this acquisition as an opportunity to monitor and control the quality of its reeds.In other company news, GTP has added two more gravity points to its global network. In addition to offices in the United States, China, Mexico, Turkey, Italy and Belgium, GTP now has offices in Bandung, Indonesia, and SPaulo, Brazil. GTPs goal is to be able to provide the customer with local service from one of its regional offices. The addition of two gravity points helps the company meet this goal.Indonesia and Brazil are very important textile markets, from which GTP cannot remain absent, said Koen Beckers, GTP president. September 2003