Unifi, Inc., a multi-national manufacturing company, processes and sells high-volume commodity yarns, specialized yarns designed to meet certain customer specifications, and premier value-added (PVA) yarns. The company’s principal geographic markets for its products are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. In addition, the company has a wholly-owned subsidiary in the People’s Republic of China (China) focused on the sale and promotion of the company’s PVA and other specialty products in the Asian textile market, primarily in China, as well as in the European market. Segments The company operates through three segments: Polyester, Nylon, and International. Polyester This segment manufactures polyester polymer beads (chip), partially oriented yarn (POY), textured, dyed, twisted, beamed, and draw wound yarns, both virgin and recycled, with sales primarily to other yarn manufacturers and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial, and other end-use markets. This segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and El Salvador. Nylon This segment manufactures textured yarns (both nylon and polyester) and spandex covered yarns, with sales to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets. This segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Colombia. International This segment’s products primarily include textured polyester and various types of resale yarns and staple fiber. This segment sells its yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets primarily in the South American and Asian regions. This segment includes a manufacturing location and sales offices in Brazil and a sales office in China. Products and Related Markets The company manufactures polyester yarn and related products in the U.S., El Salvador, and Brazil; and nylon yarns in the U.S. and Colombia, for a range of end-uses. In addition, the company purchases certain yarns for resale to its customers. The company processes and sells POY, as well as high-volume commodity yarns, and PVA and other specialty yarns in both domestic and international markets. The company provides products to various end-use markets, the principal ones of which are the apparel market, the industrial market, the furnishings market, and the automotive upholstery market. The company’s branded portion of its yarn portfolio continues to provide product differentiation to brands, retailers and consumers, and it includes products, such as: REPREVE, a family of eco-friendly yarns made from recycled materials. The company’s recycled performance fibers are manufactured to provide certain performance and/or functional properties to various types of fabrics and end products. REPREVE could be found in the products of brands and retailers, including Ford, Haggar, Polartec, The North Face, Patagonia, Quiksilver, Roxy, Volcom, Perry Ellis, Greg Norman, Pottery Barn, adidas, Nike, Dockers/Levi, H&M, TARGET, Wal-mart, Costco Wholesale, REI, Cabela’s, Sears, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Belk department stores. orbtek, a permanent moisture management yarn primarily used in performance base layer applications, compression apparel, athletic bras, sports apparel, socks and other non-apparel related items. Sorbtek can be found in apparel brands, including adidas, Kirkland, Dickies and asics, and is also used by MJ Soffe and New Balance for certain U.S. military products. Reflexx, a family of stretch yarns that can be found in various end-use applications, from home furnishings to performance wear and from hosiery and socks to work wear and denim. aio all-in-one performance yarns combine multiple performance properties into a single yarn used by brands, such as Reebok. Augusta is a cotton-like yarn with a soft, lofty hand that looks and feels like cotton. A.M.Y. is a yarn with permanent antimicrobial properties for odor control. Customers The company’s Polyester segm
unifi inc (UFI:New York)
7201 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27419
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