APPLICATION STORY: 

Most Expensive Home in U.S. Wants Toughest Fabric, Not Most Popular 

The process of selling a Los Angeles CA home with the highest asking price ever - $250 Million – had the brakes abruptly slammed on it when the outdoor fabric used in 17,000 square feet of outdoor space began to stretch and sag from the recent heavy rains in southern California. What saved the day? Marlen Textiles’ Artic White Top Gun to the rescue! 

So what does one get for $250,000,000? To begin with, 38,000 square feet of living space, and the title of the most expensive home for sale in the United States. It includes 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, a bowling alley and movie theater. After the heavy rains that have pounded southern California, the mega-mansion contractor realized with horror that the original outdoor fabric was stretching and sagging (ironically a very popular, expensive solution-dyed acrylic). He called a fabric distributor, who just so happened to have attended a recent lunch and learn from by David Saks, the Marlen Textiles Southern California representative. The distributor remembered the excellent properties and characteristics for Top Gun that were demonstrated by David, and when asked by the contractor, “What do you have that won’t stretch or sag, because we can’t use this other fabric anymore,” they recommended Top Gun.

The contractor ordered Top Gun Arctic White replacement fabric to re-do most of the outdoor fabric. And now, the most expensive home for sale in the U.S. has the most durable and high-performing fabric: a happy ending for a tough story and sew-sew beginning.

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PRODUCT STORY:  

Go Wide and Save Big with 2-meter Top Gun

Reduce Labor and Material Costs! 

Have an application requiring a total material width of greater than 62” but less than 79”? Save money and labor by using one pass of 2-meterTop Gun, instead of 2 passes of standard-width.

It makes great economic sense, because with the wider, 2-meter rolls,  you won’t waste the extra material (for a 78” wide cover you are trimming off 46” of standard Top Gun when you use two passes) or have to spend the labor first cutting and then sewing or welding a seam. Also, for applications requiring a total width of more than 124” but less than 158” the same would hold true as using two passes of 2-meter wide Top Gun, instead of using three passes of standard-width Top Gun. This is a great rule-of-thumb to keep in mind as you pattern your jobs. 

2-meter-width Top Gun rolls are available in 12 colors: 

463 Caribbean Blue

479 Forest Green

464 Royal Blue

467 Sea Gull Gray

458 Charcoal

471 Onyx Black

468 Arctic White

472 Birch

465 Hemp Beige

459 Taupe

477 Sunset Red

476 Burgundy 

 

COMPANY NEWS:  

All Marlen Textiles Products Berry Amendment Compliant                     

If you sell to the Department of Defense, you’ll be pleased that 100% of Marlen Textiles products remain fully Berry Amendment Compliant. 

Even if you are not supplying to the DoD, this compliance assures you that the primary and secondary goods are sourced within the United States, providing unequalled quality and a smooth and uninterrupted flow of material, not to mention good old fashioned Made in America patriotism. 

In the past, Marlen Textiles, like many other companies, used to outsource a portion of their raw materials to overseas suppliers, including those in Asia. Then 4 years ago (in 2013), after dealing with inconsistent quality, delayed and missed shipments, and poor communication, the decision was made to bring the sourcing of all raw materials back to U.S. suppliers. 

As a result 100% of Marlen Textiles products are Berry Amendment Compliant. Even though this caused a slight increase in some of the raw material prices, after all costs were factored in, including lowered scrap rates due to better quality goods, Marlen Textiles managed to maintain costs and balance gains, so that generally, no new costs were passed along to customers. 

The Berry Amendment is a statutory requirement that restricts the Department of Defense (DoD) from using funds appropriated or otherwise available to DoD for procurement of food, clothing, fabrics, fibers, yarns, other made-up textiles, and hand or measuring tools that are not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States. The Berry Amendment has been critical to maintaining the safety and security of our armed forces, by requiring covered items to be produced in the United States. With respect to textiles and clothing, the Berry Amendment has been critical to the viability of the textile and clothing production base in the United States. 

For more info on the Berry Amendment:

http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/eamain.nsf/BerryAmendment/Berry%20Amendment?Opendocument