Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Textile Technology Center, Kimbrell Campus 
7220 Wilkinson Blvd.
Belmont, NC 28012

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Devin Steele 
Southern Textile Association 

2022 STA Summer Marketing Forum

U.S. Textile & Apparel Industry Strengthens Through Sustainability, Innovation, Reinvention

The Southern Textile Association is pleased to announce its plans for the Summer Marketing Forum being held Wednesday, August 17 at the Textile Technology Center, Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, NC. A Meet & Greet will be held on Tuesday evening, August 16 at Home2Suites in Belmont from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  The Forum will be held on Wednesday from 8:30 AM ending with lunch around noon. We hope you will plan to participate. 


Jim Booterbaugh, Chief Executive Officer 
National Spinning Company
STA Past President

Topics and speakers:

"On the Economic, Business & Political Climate"
Roger Tutterow, Ph.D., Professor of Economics
Kennesaw State University

"Implementation to Sustainability"
Helen Sahi, Vice President of Sustainability
Armstrong World Industries

"Reimagining the Textile Industry"
Amy Bircher, CEO & Founder
MMI Textiles

Panel discussion:
"Circularity of Recycling Garments & Cut & Sew Waste"

Chad Bolick
Unifi, Inc. 

Bob Carswell, Research and Development Director
Material Return 

Daniel Mason, President
Leigh Fibers 

Raymond Randall, Senior Manager, Textiles – Sustainability Growth Solutions
Waste Management

Tricia Carey, Director of Global Business Development Denim and Americas
Lenzing Fibers

"Update on the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network (MTIN) Centers"
Sam Buff, Director

"Expanding Textile Training & Education:
Near Shoring in Central America"
Dr. John Hauser, President, Gaston College 
Dr. Andre West, NCSU Zeis Textiles Extension Director