Contec Aquires Milliken Anticon Products Business

JULY 15, 2009 — SPARTANBURG, SC — Contec, Inc. has announced an agreement to purchase the Anticon Products Wiping Cloth business from Milliken & Company. Contec has manufacturing facilities in Spartanburg and Suzhou, China.

Contec CEO Jack McBride states that “As long as I can remember Milliken has been a technological leader in textiles for critical industrial applications. The current state of the economy has made consolidation a necessity in our industry so this step makes sense for both companies. Contec is excited about working together with Milliken to bring their proprietary technology to a broader global market. The Anticon® brand is synonymous with superior performance and value. Contec has a track record of taking great technology platforms such as the Anticon line and growing them into significant businesses through superior applications engineering and world-class manufacturing.
Our team believes we can expand the global market for Anticon products and keep as many jobs in the upstate as possible. We view this as a long-term partnership with a technological industry leader.”

During a 6-month transition period, most Anticon® products will continue to be made in their current location, says McBride. “Customers can be assured of a smooth transition and a continuation of the quality manufacturing they have come to expect from Milliken’s Anticon brand.”

More information about Contec, Inc. can be found at To learn more about Anticon Products, visit


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