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Westgate buys Quaker Fabrics, Brazil

Westgate continued its expansion by acquiring the Brazilian assets of defunct decorative fabric supplier Quaker Fabrics.

David Li, CEO of Home Furnishing International, Westgate’s parent firm, said “This will enhance Westgate’s status as a worldwide supplier of decorative fabrics and finished home fashions.”

Prior to Quaker Fabrics’ bankruptcy filing in August 2007, the company was one of the world’s largest manufacturers of upholstery fabrics. Westgate will market decorative fabrics under the Quaker brand in Brazil, and also will offer home fashions and accessories by the end of the year, Li said.

Currently, Westgate operates international distribution centers in Shanghai, Belgium and Mexico, as well as a 275,000-sq.-ft. U.S. distribution center in Gaffney, S.C.

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