History

 

1925

American Textile Established

American Textile Company is established in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1930

First Product Sold

The first product was a mattress cover sold to Sears & Roebuck

1939

Ironing Board Cover Patented

Charles Ruttenberg, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania patents the ironing board cover

1950

American Textile Company Expands Operations

American Textile Company expands operations, moving the corporate office to Lawrenceville, PA

1959

American Textile Company Manufactures Flags

American Textile Company manufactures American flags after Hawaii and Alaska join the Union

1964

Reid Ruttenberg Named CEO

Reid Ruttenberg, following in the footsteps of his father, Charles Ruttenberg, is named CEO of American Textile Company

1966

New Merchandise Exhibited

American Textile Company exhibits new merchandise at a manufacturing convention in Pennsylvania

1976

Jack Ouellette Joins

Jack Ouellette (future CEO of American Textile Company) joins the team

1985

60 Years Of Business

American Textile Company celebrates 60 years of doing business with Sears, Roebuck and Co.

1988

Vendor Of Excellence Award

American Textile Company earns their first ever Target Vendor of Excellence Award; many Target Vendor awards would follow

1991

First Showroom

American Textile Company opens its first showroom in New York City.

1992

Jack Ouellette Named President

Jack Ouellette is named President of American Textile Company; Reid Ruttenberg assumes Chairman position.

1994

American Textile Company Expands

American Textile Company expands internationally opening a manufacturing plant in El Salvador.

1995

First Allergen Barrier Bedding Brand

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American Textile Company launches the first allergen barrier bedding brand, AllerEase.

1996

Textile Market Debut

AllerEase makes its debut at the Textile Market in New York City.

1997

3M & American Textile Company Partner

3M Personal Care & Related Products Division and American Textile Company partner to create mattress encasements.

2000

75 Years Of Business

American Textile Company celebrates 75 years of business! Local Pittsburgh American Pop Artist, Burton Morris, is commissioned to create a painting for the celebration.

2003

Corporate Headquarters Moved To Duquesne

Due to rapid growth, American Textile Company moves to corporate headquarters to Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

2006

American Textile Company Cuts The Ribbon

American Textile Company cuts the ribbon on its $9.2 million expansion to house the company's growing sleep pillow manufacturing operation in Duquesne.

2007

American Textile Company Expands

American Textile Company expands manufacturing operations with new facility located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2008

American Textile Company Expands

American Textile Company expands manufacturing operations with new facility located in Dallas, Texas.

2011

American Textile Company Expands

American Textile Company expands manufacturing operations with a new facility located in Tifton, Georgia.

2012

Shanghai Trading Company

American Textile Company opens Shanghai Trading Company in China.

Sealy Trademark Licensing Agreement

American Textile Company signs Sealy trademark licensing agreement

2013

Lance & Blake Ruttenberg Named CEO & Executive Vice President

Lance Ruttenberg, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, is named CEO. Blake Ruttenberg (brother) is named Executive Vice President.

2015

AmeriFill Launched

American Textile Company launches AmeriFill, contract manufacturing division.

20th Anniversary Of El Salvador Facility

American Textile Company celebrates 20th anniversary of their El Salvador manufacturing facility. 

2017

Tempur-Pedic Trademark Licensing Agreement

American Textile Company signs Tempur-Pedic trademark licensing agreement.

Hospitality Division Launched

American Textile Company launches Hospitality division

American Textile Company Expands

American Textile Company expands Tifton, GA operation, doubling warehouse and manufacturing capabilities.

2018

Sealy Trademark License Agreement Expanded

Now includes pillows, mattress pads, and comforters

Tranquility Brand launched

American Textile Company creates weighted blanket brand that will achieve #1 share in the category

2019

Supplier of the Year Award

American Textile Company earns Walmart Supplier of the Year Award

2020

AllerEase Ultimate Patent

American Textile Company patents innovative bedbug barrier mattress protector

American Textile Company Manufactures Face Masks

Workforce re-deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic

AllerEase Platinum Patent

American Textile Company patents innovative zip-off top mattress protector