1888 Mills Acquires Beacon Looms
| Home textiles manufacturer, 1888 Mills has acquired Beacon
Looms. The deal combines 1888 Mills' strength in global
manufacturing, innovation and marketing with Beacon's history of
excellence in window treatment design and manufacturing.
"This is a great fit for 1888 Mills and Beacon," says
Jonathan Simon, ceo of 1888 Mills. "We admire that Beacon has
remained a family run business and operates under values similar
to ours. For us to integrate that excellence into our own
growing, global operation is a win for both companies and
especially for our customers."
Established in 1914, Beacon Looms is attributed with many
milestones in the window business, including more than 100
patents on design and manufacturing of window curtains. "That
expertise in windows," says Fulton Allen, president of retail
sales for 1888 Mills, "is what makes Beacon Looms an essential
part of our retail strategy. With the addition of window to our
existing product categories, we can truly be a whole home
solution and leverage our scale continuing to be the low-cost
producer our customers expect."
As an added benefit, Beacon Looms brings a new frontier with
its established office in China, giving 1888 Mills an even deeper
global platform with its existing manufacturing in Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Ghana and the U.S.
"We very much look forward to being part of the 1888 family
and the tremendous opportunities this new venture brings to our
customers," says Sandy McNeil, senior vice-president of sales and
merchandising for Beacon Looms. 1888 Mills will continue to
market window treatments under the Beacon brand and is excited to
integrate design, quality, service and price leadership into the
window category. Jonathan Sadinoff and Sandy McNeil, along with
several other Beacon associates will join the 1888 Mills team.