Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wool felt products...who knew?

There are so many items we use everyday, and never give a thought about
how or where they are made.
Author: Paulette Butler

Bouckaert Industrial Textiles (BIT) is a sister company to Northwest Woolen Mills.  BIT products are made in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Industrial felt is used for stamp pads, highlighter nibs and cosmetic applicators.

Wool felt is used for automotive applications like gaskets and soundproofing in the
hood of our cars.


Wool felt and synthetic felt are manufactured and made in saddle pads, keeping the
horse and rider comfortable.

B.I.T. manufactures the felt hammers for pianos, the little felt strips on chalkboard erasers, the felt on the bottom of revolving doors and the seals for clothes dryers.  Who knew? 
Have a great day,



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wool and Baseballs?

Northwest Woolen Mills, a division of The Brickle Group, manufactures the three styles of yarn used for the production of Major League baseballs.
Author: Paulette Butler

We are proud to be a supplier for America's summertime sport...Play Ball!

Enjoy the game!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Disaster Supplies and GSA Advantage

While at the VEMEC Conference  in Washington D.C. recently, I had the pleasure of meeting wonderful and dedicated people focused on helping others during disaster relief situations.
Author: Paulette Butler

The consensus was the Federal Gov’t is not efficient at handling large scale disasters.  The major suggestion was that States, Counties and Cities can serve their local population much better than various departments in Washington.

One topic in the forum was the task of finding reliable and qualified vendors for various supplies.

GSA Advantage is an internet portal with pre qualified vendors offering a wide range of supplies.  Federal agencies can order directly from this website.  Local governments can order products and services under the Disaster Recovery & Cooperative Purchasing Program.  Go to GSA Advantage . Scroll to the bottom and click on State & Local Governments to see the details.

If you need items and it is not a declared emergency, simply entering an item in the Search field can provide all the information needed to contact the appropriate company.  For example, a search for “wool blankets” brings up several vendors and styles of blankets.  A search for “Northwest Woolen Mills” shows all the items available from our company.

I hope this is helpful, let me know if you have any comments or questions.