Five days a week, over 300 people walk through the doors of STI in Kings Mountain, North Carolina to start their day of work. As it is with life, every one of those 300 people has a different story and a different start to their career in textiles. Some of us have grown up in North Carolina and have families who have worked in textile and furniture factories since the early 1900's; others have found themselves in the industry after a career change or graduating from a higher education program.
As STI continues to grow, there are many fresh faces around our office and mill, but there are many faces that have been at the company for over 25 years. There is also a fair amount of employees whose very first job was at STI. Out of our 300+ mill and office employees, approximately 150 are under the age of 40 years old - almost an equal split!
The balance of ages at STI creates a culture of mentorship, learning and a lot of laughs... and maybe just a little confusion when it comes to the latest iPhone app or hit song :)
Below are a few of the "Under 40" faces at STI that we hope will be with us "After 40"!
*Not pictured: Chris Dodds, Operations & Production Engineer; Josh Roemmich, International Sales for Source Asia.