MT Associates, LLC was formed in early 1997 as a yarn sales and brokerage business by James E. Moore and J. Don Trotter and is located in Chattanooga, TN. The founders were former textile executives with Standard Coosa Thatcher Company and were principals with SCT Yarns, Inc.
The business model of MTA was developed to import high end mercerized gassed cotton yarns for distribution to the US textile industry. There are currently no manufacturers of these type yarns in the USA. Most of the yarns inventoried are imported from Egypt and arrive at the port in Charleston, SC. The relationships with the mills in Egypt began before MTA was formed when the founders former companies began to explore importing yarns as a way of staying competitive. MT Associates has an agent in Egypt that interfaces with the mills on a daily basis to expedite production and shipments. Yarns are produced under OEKO-TEX standards as well as ISO 9001 certification.
The warehouse and distribution center is located in Winston-Salem, NC and is centrally located for shipments to the textile industry. A wide variety of yarns is inventoried in virtually every yarn size. The focus is to provide excellent service with immediate availability from stock inventory. Should a customer require direct shipment of a full container or small carton shipments, the company is set up to provide this service. Inventory is maintained in full pallets as well as individual cartons for those customers needing smaller quantities.
In order to further expand the yarn offerings the company can supply yarn on various type put-ups that a customer may require. In addition MTA offers the service of providing a finished dye package by close affiliation with two of the premier facilities that package dye yarn. The program allows the customer to reduce lead time for dyed yarn as well as minimizing their cost by eliminating natural yarn inventory.
MT Associates has a primary goal of providing customers with the service and attention that not only meets their expectations but exceeds them. Customers receive personalized service from knowledgeable and experienced professionals.