Founded in 1947 as a textile sewing machine manufacturer and distributor, the NC brand and reach expanded into serving more than just garment workrooms. In 1959 NC Carpet Binding & Equipment was credited with developing the industry’s 1st bobbin-less carpet binding machine. To this very day all NC Machines are built in the same place and the same way. Their industry leading carpet binding machines are employed world-wide. In addition to machinery, the company offers the world’s largest source of carpet binding tapes, rug serging yarns, & rug fringes. NC also provides industrial sewing machines to the following industries: Turf, Netting, Upholstery, Geosynthetics, Textile. 

Interview with Mal Maher, CEO at NC Carpet Binding & Equipment.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Mal Maher:

  • Carpet Binding Machines & carpet binding supplies. 
  • Upholstery sewing machines for aircraft interiors & auto interiors
  • Synthetic turf /Geosynthetic sewing machines 

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

M.M: New for 2023: 

  • USA Made Wool Rug Serging Yarn
  • Japan & USA Made Aircraft / Auto Mat Carpet Binder for acute angles
  • Aircraft- Auto- Washable Rug Production serger for acute angles
  • Launched last month all new line of high end scissors
  • CNC Machines ( December 2022 launched)

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

M.M: Machines-   Needles- Sewing Parts-  Tapes-  Yarns-   Threads-   Cutting Tools –   Shearing Tools –   Latex Glues-   Rug Fringe-  Scissors-   CNC Machines

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

M.M: Trending now are high end wide border carpet binding tapes and serging yarns for custom rugs. Long arm and twin needle upholstery sewing machines for auto interiors are also in demand.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

M.M: Our bobbin-less carpet binding machines will streamline any operation.  Whether it’s carpet binding workrooms, textile workrooms, or netting workrooms. If you’re currently employing bobbin-type machines, bobbinless machines can improve efficiency by up to 800 percent. 

E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2023?

M.M: It’s difficult to determine but for sure we’re expecting lower sales in the last quarter of 2023.  We’re already seeing a pull back as higher interest rates, cost of living increases, and inflation have taken their toll on the economy.  After the election, hopefully new leadership is elected and we can reverse this current economic trend.