Fabric company Swift Galey is teaming up with Denim North America for a new joint venture in Columbus, Georgia.
The venture, which will be known as Swift Galey DNA, will become Swift Galey's flagship US denim operation, manufacturing and distributing premium denim fabrics under the Swift Galey brand.

Swift Galey CEO and president John Heldrich said: "Swift Galey is fortunate to have found an excellent business partner already operating a facility in such close proximity.

"By combining technological strengths and creative resources, a powerful and stable platform will be created, serving the needs of the premium denim market for years to come."

Over the next few months, the current Swift Galey denim facility operating in Columbus will be closed, and the products, key resources, and state-of-the-art equipment will be transferred to the new Swift Galey DNA venture location. The complete 2007 product line is expected to be assimilated early in the fourth quarter.

Larry Galbraith will serve as president of the joint venture. Monte Galbraith will join Swift Galey as managing director of the jeans wear division, reporting to Rick Waide, president of international marketing and jeans wear.