Glenoit Comes Roaring Back

Hogsett, Don
October 2004
Home Textiles Today;10/4/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p1
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the comeback of Glenoit Universal in the textile fabric business. Glenoit Universal, parent of Excell Ltd., has upped sales, doubled its product categories and lines, made its first acquisition in several years, and is planning to bulk sales more than 50 percent over the next three years. Getting off to a fast start, CEO Barry Leonard earlier brought in former Newmark Rug Co. cofounder Mark Shakley to put Glenoit into the solid-color bath rug business. "I think there's a real void in this business, and I think we can do $30 million to $40 million a year. The bath rug business is big." said Shakley.


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