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Glen Raven Named NC Manufacturer of the Year

BURLINGTON, N.C., Nov. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glen Raven, Inc. has been recognized as the North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year among large companies—defined as those with more than $250 million in annual revenue. The NC Manufacturer of the Year award program is conducted by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, with sponsorship by McGladrey LLP and Fifth Third Bank.

Judges selected Glen Raven for the honor based on objective criteria including business growth, job creation and innovation. Glen Raven operates four manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, and has more than 750 employees in the state.

"This award reflects our deep commitment to state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and around the world, and our relentless focus on innovative solutions and integrated marketing programs in partnership with our customers and trade partners," said Allen E. Gant, Jr., president and CEO of Glen Raven.

A privately held company founded in 1880, Glen Raven has business operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and sells products in more than 120 countries. Products include fabric-based solutions for automotive, military, construction, mining, protective work apparel and water filtration markets, as well as fabrics for awning, marine and furniture applications. Visit www.glenraven.com for more information.

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