acquires Artex International
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Best Manufacturing Group LLC has acquired
Artex International, a manufacturer and supplier of textiles
and garments for the U.S. textile rental and hospitality markets.
Best Manufacturing services the textile rental, hospitality,
healthcare and image apparel markets with a range of products
that includes napery, uniforms and other textile products.
We are delighted to have the Artex organization join
the Best team, says Scott Korman, chairman and chief
executive officer of Best Manufacturing. "The associates of
Artex complement Best Manufacturing with over 70 years of
knowledge and accomplishments, creating a combined company
with the deepest capabilities in the textile rental and hospitality
Artex's institutional product lines, combined with deep
manufacturing expertise, worldwide market coverage and accomplished
global sourcing will allow us to provide our customers the
best product offerings and the most diverse mix of value-added
services available in the institutional textiles marketplace
anywhere in the world.
Terry Anderson, chairman and CEO of Artex, will lead the newly
formed Best:Artex LLC subsidiary as president and CEO.
As the textile industry goes through what industry analysts
say is epochal change, there is only one company
today that is positioned to move forward: Best Manufacturing,
says Anderson. Textile rental companies want a trusted,
continuous source of product, and we are happy to be part
of the Best team. No other company is nearly as global in
its understanding of quality and delivery.
The union creates a complimentary business that leverages
the global manufacturing and sourcing capabilities of Artex
with the napery, garment, and sales and distribution strengths
of Best, the company says. Customers will benefit from a broader
line of product choices, expanded services, a larger field
sales force and a combined experience base.
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Best Manufacturing Group is the nations leading manufacturer
and supplier of washable textiles and garments for the textile
rental and industrial laundry industry, the company reports,
carrying a wide variety of kitchen and healthcare apparel
and other textiles, distributing them from an extensive network
of North American service centers. Best got its start in 1914,
and recently added Artex to the company as part of Bests
strategy to focus on its core textile and garment businesses
and expand product and service offerings.
Bests collection of service apparel consistently meets
or exceeds the style and durability demands of the food preparation
and processing industries, the company says. From aprons and
wraparounds to chef coats and smocks, these products are designed
and manufactured to withstand the rigors of industrial processing.
The front-of-the-house line also includes a selection of career
apparel in a variety of blends. Bests Institutional
Division offers a wide range of service apparel designed to
meet the rigorous demands of the food preparation and processing
industries. Durable and fashionable, they are built to sustain
the rigors of industrial processing, the company says.
Bests Healthcare Divisions collection of scrubs,
surgeons gowns, lab coats and more are precision-made to meet
the most exacting standards of healthcare professionals, the
company says. Best leverages its knowledge of industrial laundry
techniques to achieve maximum value and efficiency for healthcare
customers, the company adds.
Bests healthcare items include a wide range of scrub
shirts and pants, warm-up jackets, surgeon gowns, lab coats,
personal protective apparel, utility coats and smocks.
Bests Image Apparel Division offers signature garments
and coordinated accessories that feature distinctive appearance
designed through trend and color forecasting and retail market
benchmarking to ensure a fresh, contemporary look. Best uses
state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology to help ensure that all
products meet the most demanding corporate standards for consistency
From cashiers to chefs, and from the produce section to the
deli counter to the pharmacy, the Image Apparel group offers
the latest polo shirts, aprons, smocks, butches coats vests,
photo lab coats, caps and visors, giving them a friendly,
In-stock and custom apparel programs are available and designed
around customers needs.
Baker, The Hospitality Dept, is Bests hospitality division,
which offers a wide ranges of back-of-the-house apparel such
as housekeeping and maintenance uniforms and kitchen and foodservice
Mfg.s chef coat style 11240327 and pant style 4455610
Mfg.s house-keeping tunic style 78100860 and pant