Lycoming County has a rich industrial heritage and Trimtex stands as one of the leaders within the County.In fact, it was one of the leaders in the United States in the production of fabric trimmings. The company was founded in 1919 and maintained its manufacturing facility and warehouse at 400 Park Avenue, Williamsport. They operated over ninety years. At its peak, Trimtex employed over 400 workers and was the leader in the narrow trimmings industry. At one time Trimtex boasted they had 60,000 patterns of narrow trims and lace in their library.The company was purchased by Vintage Trims. Some of the inventory purchased by Vintage Trims.com included unique patterns not seen for generations. Here is one of the machines that produced rickrack and is now housed at the Lycoming County Historical Society.
Did you or a relative work at Trimtex? What work did you/they do? Special memories? Were there Trimtex picnics, romances, or scrapbooks kept?
We are going to post one of these awesome artifacts each day (we hope!) and invite you to reminisce about Trimtex while we are closed for touring due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus. Stay healthy and keep those memories coming!