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American Plant and Equipment, Inc. was established in 1975. Its President and owner, Victor LeBron has been active in the textile industry since 1970, when he began his career with the formation of his first company, Textile Machines Import-Export Co., Inc. Both companies sold machinery in most countries throughout the world, first specializing in textile dyeing and finishing machinery and later branching out into all areas of the textile industry including cotton spinning, synthetic filament spinning, wool and worsted spinning, weaving, knitting, nonwoven industrial fabric equipment, narrow fabric machinery and other textile machinery.
Over the years we represented and introduced to the United States market such companies as Vamatex, Galvanin, Hauser, Guma and many other European brands. American Plant and Equipment started to concentrate on other fields such as home textiles and nonwoven equipment.
One especially important area has been mattress making equipment which includes quilters (single and multineedle) to folding equipment and all stages in between including all sewing and miscellaneous equipment for the bedspread and innerspring industry.
Other branches of specialization are medical textiles and food stuffs equipment, such as chocolate production machinery and potato chip lines. Blown film, bubble film, and metalized film equipment, recycling equipment such as rag picking and tearing machines, and pillow blowing equipment have become especially important in the past 10 years.
Another area that has grown rapidly in the last 8 years is foam equipment for the mattress, upholstery and packaging industry. Computer controlled cutters for foam, foam production machines and foam handling machines of all types have grown in importance. Specialty machines and process lines are built upon request. American Plant and Equipment strives to keep pace with the changing world of the textile, foam and mattress industry and with industrial machinery in general.
Our company buys and sells anything from single, individual machines to complete plants including Installation (turnkey) service. American Plant and Equipment, Inc. does consignment sales, brokerage sales, outright purchases for resale, evaluations/appraisals and orderly liquidations. We have a full shop for reconditioning machinery, complete with mechanical, electrical and electronic technicians prepared to handle a multitude of different machinery, its rebuilding, initial disassembly, reassembly, packing and shipping.
Our purpose is to realize the most value for the client.