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On the Gary Manufacturing Blog we write about various client projects or industrial/commercial sewing and manufacturing processes in our factory. We find it’s helpful to show customers all our capabilities, and it often leads to new ideas, product line extensions, or further innovation.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 14:56
Gary Manufacturing is the expert you're looking for to manufacture extra long and extra wide shower curtains. We offer an extensive line of vinyl and nylon fabrics to meet your industry standard. Standard size shower curtains are 35" wide by 70" long or 70" wide by 70" long. Often your opening requires a curtain that is not of a standard dimension. We cut and sew to order so your shower areas are covered correctly. Do you need a curtain that is 84" long? How about a curtain that is 120" and 96" long? We can make that for you! Your curtains will be cut and sewn to order and will ship from our facility 10 to 15 business days from...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 13:14
At Gary Manufacturing we manufacture custom made chair caps for any type of chair. We can personalize them by adding your company logo, written text or image; as long as it meets our artwork requirements. We offer three different types of printing: silkscreen, embroidery and digital print. Personalizing your chair caps for any event is a great way to promote your company. Most of our requests are for fabric chair caps. For these, we recommend our Premier polyester material which is available in more than five colors. The premier polyester is a-100% spun polyester that is thick and durable. It is also odor resistant, wrinkle free and it has a soil release finish. For this project, the United States Army...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 14:03
Gary Manufacturing manufactures quality custom, made in the USA shower curtains for different commercial applications including: hotels, gyms, spas and hospitals. We carry a variety of water repellent fabrics and vinyls that can be made to order in various sizes. Our shower curtains are manufactured to meet and exceed commercial durability specifications. Our best selling vinyl is our 10g Pebble, which available in white and beige. The 10g Pebble vinyl has anti-bacterial and anti-bacterial properties for mildew resistance. It is also fire retardant to meet building codes. Please note that we also offer a selection of Prop-65 compliant vinyls; the most popular being our 6g Parquet which is available in the following colors: white, blue, beige and clear. Nylon is...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 15:09
Commercial Sewing by Gary Manufacturing.jpg The larger commercial sewing industries we serve include Hospitality, Medical, Commercial, Industrial, and Healthcare. As for as products, we are specialists in non-apparel Industrial and Commercial Sewing, using heavy duty, single and multi-needle sewing equipment. Our stitching methods include: · Lock stitch: this is a basic stitch made by a sewing machine that links firmly together two threads · Chain stitch: this is similar to a lock stitch, but more ornamental as it looks like a chain. · Overcast stitch: this is usually used on the edge of a material, and it’s purpose is to the fabric from unraveling at the edge or the seam. In cheap applications it is used instead of a hem...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 14:46
Commercial Sewing 2 by Gary Manufacturing.jpg Commercial sewing is something we at Gary Manufacturing know a thing or two about. Since 1958, we have produced commercial items to be re-sold, mostly to the healthcare, hospitality, and janitorial markets. The goods are either for our own product line, re-sold by other companies. We also produce OEM products for use and sale other companies. While our focus is on the medical, food and beverage and janiotorial/sanitation industries, we also cater to the promotional, agricultural, and marine environment markets. Some of our best customers also include the military, government and institutional markets. The common thread of all these customer is the need for quality commercial sewing, and made-in-the-USA goods. Very often our commercial...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 14:01
Industrial Sewing 3 by Gary Manufacturing.jpg Industrial sewing production is usually done one operation at a time, meaning each sewing operator performs one operation. The sewing stations are divided into rows, and a whole job is done by a few people sitting near each other so that after one operation is complete, the next person will take the second step, and so on, and so on. There is no pinning in the process, meaning, if a pocket is to be attached to an apron, it will not first be pinned on. This is because industrial sewing is fast, and the sewers are skilled enough to ‘eyeball’ the placement of the pocket. However, in apparel sewing (which we do not do,)...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 14:01
Industrial Sewing 2 by Gary Manufacturing.jpg As we move forward in another great year at Gary, we thought we’d take a minute to review some of the terrific industrial sewing we did over the last year or so because it gives us a chance to talk about how the industrial sewing process works. This may be helpful if you are contemplating outsourcing your commercial sewing needs to a firm like ours. If you have ever tried to sew something, you know it requires skills. From stitching a hem, to creating a pattern, sewing is not easy. To produce a product requires understanding how to source and purchase textiles (and all the fittings,) yields, pattern-making, cutting, sewing, and packaging. It also...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 17:31
yellow dutch check vinyl table covers.JPG As the year comes to an end, it seems fitting to post a testimonial from another happy customer who purchased 90 inch round vinyl table covers from us. “We are happy to have found an American company to provide the vinyl table covers for our center, the Almaden Community Center of San Jose . I looked at many websites after not finding 90" table covers at our local restaurant suppliers. Nothing was available in a nice quality vinyl in our size. Many on line companies offered product from China, we prefer to have US goods when possible. 90 round vinyl table covers yellow dutch check.JPG Gary Manufacturing had lots of choices on the website...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:46
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 9/30/2014 San Diego Firm Joins National Manufacturing Day Events. Gary Manufacturing, San Diego’s leading sewing contractor, participates in Manufacturing Day, an occasion during which thousands of manufacturers highlight their capabilities and job opportunities to the public. San Diego, CA, Friday, September 26, 2014 -- Gary Manufacturing ( www.garymanufacturing.com ) is pleased to participate in this year’s Manufacturing Day which falls on Friday, October 3rd, 2014. Manufacturing Day is an annual event during which manufacturers through-out North America open their doors to showcase their capabilities and help cultivate interest in manufacturing careers. “People are very interested to learn about US-based manufacturing, because they are supportive of products made in the USA, but they are often unaware that...
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 17:59
Navy-Rack-Curtains-1.gif Rack Curtains for US Navy & Coast Guard Customers We were recently looking over our list of customers who have purchased our rack curtains for Navy and Coast Guard ships , and we realized it’s a really long list! USS Annapolis USS Antietam USS Anzio USS Ashland USS Batann USS Benfold USS Bonhomme Richard USS Boxer USS Champion USS Chung-Hoon USS Comstock USS Devastator USS Dewey USS Enterprise USS Essex USS Gary USS Green Bay USS Halsey USS Harpers Ferry USS Hopper USS Lassen USS Makin Island USS McClusky USS Mobile Bay USS New Orleans USS Oak Hill USS Paul Hamilton USS Peleliu USS Preble USS Reuben James USS Ronald Reagan USS Russell USS Sampson USS Shiloh USS Stockdale...