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Boyd Acquires Wellington Custom Fabrics

January 7, 2008

WCF is a maker of apparel fabrics.

Boyd Technologies (BT), parent company of Boyd Converting Company (BCC), the 28-year-old converter, distributor and contract manufacturer to the nonwovens industry, has acquired Wellington Custom Fabrics, Columbus, GA.

"The acquisition signals the beginning of an exciting era of unlimited future potential for Boyd Technologies," said Bronly Boyd founder, owner and CEO.  "Our aim is to grow the business nationally and internationally by seizing intelligent opportunities to offer our customers economies of scale and new and related product options that support our mutual business goals.”
Boyd intends to keep the headquarters for WCF in its current location, about 100 miles south of Atlanta. The company name will remain the same.  Boyd also plans to retain the current workforce level with an eye toward future growth.  As part of the acquisition plan, it has appointed Dennis Martin as president of WCF, effective immediately. Mr. Martin serves as a vice president and general manager of BCC, where he has managed the manufacturing facility for the past 28 years.
WCF was formerly owned by Charles  Kurtz, who built the company into a key supplier of high-quality fabrics to the apparel industry.
Boyd Technologies is an entrepreneurial management firm that operates manufacturing companies in the nonwovens industry and markets breakthrough technologies that use those materials. The company is positioned to support and facilitate growth through maximizing leverage of its core business in BCC and recognizing emerging related business opportunities.

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