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Pharr Hosts President of National Council of Textile Organization

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The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO, Kim Glas, toured Pharr and presented a policy update at the Pharr Showroom in McAdenville, N.C., on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

“We were pleased to host NCTO for their press conference and media Q&A last week,” said Bill Carstarphen, president and CEO of Pharr. He continues, “At Pharr, we pride ourselves on the ability to anticipate the market’s future needs and collaborate with partners to propel the industry forward. Hosting NCTO in McAdenville and walking Kim through some of the innovative strategies we’re implementing was an honor for the entire Pharr family of brands.”

Activating support for the U.S. Textile Industry in the 21st Century, the NCTO is a unique association representing the entire spectrum of the textile industry. Glas, the new head of the textile industry’s trade and lobbying group, NCTO, discussed a range of Washington policy issues impacting the industry, including the status of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, USMCA and the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers.

  • U.S. employment in the textile supply chain was 594,147 in 2018.
  • The value of shipments for U.S. textiles and apparel was $76.8 billion in 2018.
  • U.S. exports of fiber, textiles and apparel were $30.1 billion in 2018.
  • Capital expenditures for textile and apparel production totaled $2.0 billion in 2017, the last year for which data is available.

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Phenix Flooring Host First Design Council

Phenix Flooring, a Pharr Family Company, hosts first Design Council! Nine selected designers spent three days with the Phenix product development, marketing and leadership teams discussing home, product and consumer trends, listening to industry experts and providing perspective and feedback on in-progress Phenix product designs.

New Bakery Now Open

Kathy Ramsey grew up across the street from what is now Floyd and Blackie’s Bakery in Downtown McAdenville. Just like the Cramerton coffee shop, the new bakery will adhere to the same mission statement, a statement which emphasizes God, family, and community.

Are You Smarter Than a Gaston County 5th Grader?

Pharr sponsored “Are You Smarter than a Gaston County 5th Grader” and placed 3rd out of 18 teams on 2/7/19.

New Phenix Flooring Inspired by Bridal Dresses at TISE 2019

Since 2006, Phenix Flooring has strived to create only the best residential carpet. The company’s products are known for beauty, durability, and quality. But have you ever wondered where the inspiration behind the company’s designs come from?

Christmas Town U.S.A. Lights Up

It’s our hope that you will come back and enjoy the lights with your friends and family as much as you can and as much as you would like over the next 26 days. once you ride through or walk through the Christmas lights, you are always left with a sense of renewal and hope, and thankful for the wonder of Christmas that has an undeniable power to always lift the human spirit. – Bill Carstarphen, Pharr CEO

McAdenville Named One of the Top 9 Best Christmas Vacation Destinations in the US

McAdenville, NC and Christmas Town U.S.A. were named one of the top 9 best Christmas Vacation Destinations in the United States by Trips to Discover.

Pharr Featured in Gaston Lifestyle Magazine

Pharr, a Family of Companies was featured in Gaston Lifestyles Magazine as a company that is vital to Gaston County’s economic success.

Belle Boutique Grand Opens in Mcadenville

A new shopping destination, Belle Boutique, is opening at 109 Main Street in downtown McAdenville, on Saturday, June 2. Belle Boutique joins recent new businesses, including William Henry Salon, McAdenville Table & Market…

Table + Market Grand Opening

Owners Jim and John Bailey along with both the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of The McAdenville Table & Market on January 16, 2018!

Phenix at Surfaces 2018

Phenix delivers another incomparable show experience at this year’s International Surfaces Event. The International Surfaces Event is held annually at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reconnecting with the River

The Town of McAdenville and Pharr A Family of Companies, together with The Catawba Land Conservancy, are pleased to announce the creation of a riverfront park and trail network along the South Fork River and downtown McAdenville.

Strand Opens SpringHill Suites, New Smyrna Beach

Sunshine and summertime were in the forefront of guests’ minds last week at the SpringHill Suites in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. as the hotel celebrated its grand opening with a beach themed cocktail reception Tuesday evening.

Are You Smarter then a 5th Grader?

Pharr A Family of Companies participated in Gaston County Schools “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” competition in January where Pharr associates competed with  5th graders to correctly answer trivia questions related to their school subjects.

115 Main Gifts + Provisions

Downtown McAdenville continues to grow, now with the addition of 115 Main Gifts & Provisions, an upscale retail boutique located in the heart of the downtown district.

Gaston Girls on the Run 5K

Pharr A Family of Companies sponsored the third annual “Let the Good Times Run” gala event to benefit Girls on the Run Gaston County. Proceeds raised help to ensure that nearly 60 percent of girls served by Girls on the Run.

Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

Strand Acquires Two Kinston Properties

Strand Hospitality Services, a leading provider of hospitality operations, consulting and advisory services, recently announced that it has assumed management of the Hampton Inn-Kinston and the Holiday Inn Express-Kinston.

Videos

Interactive Media Stories from the Pharr Family of Brands

Mark Clayton and Jason Surratt Discuss Phenix’s Bold New Styling for 2019

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Learn about Phenix Flooring’s bold new stylings from 2019 from Mark Clayton, President and Jason Surratt, VP of Design

Pharr Brand Startegy 2018

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Learn about the recent evolution of Pharr’s branding in a conversation with Pharr President and CEO Bill Carstarphen.

Pharr Merges with Phenix Flooring

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Bill Carstarphen, CEO of Pharr Yarns; Mark Clayton, President of Phenix; and Rich Pattinson, President of Pharr Yarns, discuss the merger between Phenix Carpet and Pharr Yarns.

Pharr Fibers and Yarns Turns 75

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A brief history celebrating the 75+ years of Pharr Fibers and Yarns, and goals for future growth.