Update: NFPA Journal – Structure Fires Caused by Hot Work, 2017 – 2021

The NFPA Journal has provided that “A heat source too close to combustible items and cutting or welding too close to combustible items were the two leading factors contributing to ignition in structure fires involving hot work. Together, they accounted for 59 percent of the fires, 78 percent of the civilian deaths, 54 percent of… Read more »

Auburn Manufacturing Named “Exporter of the Year” by Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

EXIM honored AMI’s small business exporting success at annual conference in Washington, D.C. MECHANIC FALLS, ME — Today, Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI)—the Maine-based industry leader in the manufacture of advanced textiles for extreme-heat environments—is proud to announce its recent recognition as one of the Export-Import Bank of the United S… Read more »

Auburn Manufacturing Helps Drive US Manufacturing Success

The manufacturing sector in the United States is experiencing a boom, with output and employment at record highs. Historically, manufacturing has been hard hit in economic downturns. The CNN Business article “America is in a factory boom again. Even a recession may not bring it down this time” attributes the current manufacturing boom to man… Read more »

The Manufacturing Report Podcast Interviews AMI CEO, Kathie Leonard

Kathie Leonard, CEO of Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., recently sat down with the Manufacturing Report, the Alliance for American Manufacturing‘s podcast. During this podcast, Kathie discussed the origins of Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., working in the male-dominated manufacturing industry, the challenges AMI faced with Chinese dumping, and the exciteme… Read more »

President Biden’s Historic Visit to Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI)

President Biden’s historic visit to Auburn Manufacturing on Friday elevated our industry’s profile and reinforced its competitiveness and economic contribution in regional and national media headlines and news video clips across the country. AMI CEO Kathie Leonard introduced President Biden and outlined the challenges her company has faced over the … Read more »

Auburn Manufacturing Hosts President Joe Biden in Historic Visit to Maine

Mechanic Falls, ME — Today, Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI)—the Maine-based industry leader in the manufacture of advanced textiles for extreme-heat environments—was honored to host President Joe Biden at its facility in Auburn, marking one of the most prestigious visits in Maine’s history. President Biden was the first sitting president… Read more »

Auburn Manufacturing Prevails Against Chinese on Silica Fabric Dumping

From the Sun Journal, written by Christopher Wheelock MECHANIC FALLS — Auburn Manufacturing Inc. is savoring its second legal victory over Chinese competitors, who it has long accused of harming its business by unfairly dumping subsidized imports of amorphous silica fabric into the U.S. market. It’s a core product that AMI has made for decades… Read more »

Protecting America’s Frontline Workers

We urge you to take a look at this short video produced by NCTO (National Council of Textile Organizations).  As a member, we’re in awe of the US textile makers who pivoted to make PPE when COVID-19 hit our shores and our frontline healthcare workers desperately needed protective gear to help save lives.  AMI has… Read more »

AMI Named Hero of American Manufacturing – See Why!

Recently, AMI was named a Hero of American Manufacturing by NIST/MEP (National Institute of Science & Technology/Manufacturing Extension Partnership)!  NIST/MEP’s mission is to enhance the productivity and technological performance of U.S. manufacturing. The MEP National Network’s strength is in its partnerships.  Through its collabora… Read more »


Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), announces the addition of Ever Green® HS “White” and Ever Green “Reversible”  to their Cut ‘n Wrap™ modular insulation system line.    Ever Green Cut ‘n Wrap is a modular insulation system engineered for quick and easy on-site, custom fabrication of mechanical insulation covers.  These ready-to-use i… Read more »

Kathie Leonard Named Maine 2018 Business Leader of the Year: Small Business

Auburn Manufacturing Inc. CEO and President Kathie Leonard has a packed schedule, managing operations at Auburn Manufacturing’s locations in Auburn and Mechanic Falls, overseeing product development, planning for expansions of facilities and equipment and seeking new ways to streamline operations. AMI is the industry’s leading expert in the … Read more »

Updated Fact Sheet: Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric from the People’s Republic of China

On January 18, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain amorphous silica fabric from the People’s Republic of China (China). Commerce found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents ACIT (Pinghu) In… Read more »

Fed Ruling: Imports Hurting Auburn Manufacturing, Inc.

By Kathryn Skelton — STAFF WRITER —  Sun Journal – 1.20.2017 (Page B06) MECHANIC FALLS – Kathie Leonard has scored a preliminary victory in arguing that unfairly cheap imports have hurt business at her Auburn Manufacturing Inc. Maine’s congressional delegation announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Commerce has f… Read more »