Week of August 26, 2002

Textured Yarn Association of America
Summer Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC

Officers and board members of the Textured Yarn Association of America pause for a photo during their Summer Conference recently. (Kneeling, L-R) Jim McBride, Cognis Corp.; Jerry Eskew, Day International; Richard White, Milliken & Co.,; Chas Scott, Unifi; John Amirtharaj, Universal Fiber Systems. (Back row, L-R) Alasdair Carmichael, PCI Raw Fibres & Materials; Charlie King, Unifi, Inc.; Jerry King, Milliken & Co.; Tony Dotson, KoSa; Tommy George, Spectrum Dyed Yarns; John Freeman, Nan Ya Plastics; Ulrik Frodermann, Barmag/Saurer Group; and Pat Murray, E.I. du Pont de Nemours.
Photos by Devin Steele
Udo Schweizer of PolySpinTex, Inc., Charlotte, NC, and his wife Jane enjoy a dinner/dance during TYAA’s 30th Summer Conference. They met while Udo Schweizer was attending this event in 1976 and recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Cognis Corp. representatives include Rick Damann (L) and Kay Coy, with her husband Keith. They are based in Charlotte, NC.
Taking a break from a business session are Billy Gardner (L) of Boehme Filatex, Reidsville, NC, and Michael Becker of Michael S. Becker, Burlington, NC.
Travis and Jennifer Hargett of Eastridge Technology, Winston-Salem, NC, are on hand for a function. Their company redesigned TYAA’s Web site ( and they updated the group on the site’s features.
Johnny Knowles (C) and Michael Crews (R) of Sapona Manufacturing, Cedar Falls, NC, listen to a speaker during one of the business sessions.

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