Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays

And here's to a great 2015

As is typical when a year comes to a close, we reflect back on what dominated the news (Sochi Olympics, crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, the rise of ISIS andEbola), notable accomplishments (Germany wins the World CupRosetta Spacecraft Philae lands on Comet 67P, U.S. lifts the Cuban embargo), andsadly, who was lost (Maya Angelou, Horace Silver, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Robin Williams).

Looking back, 2014 was a building year for Merrow - building our staff, building new systems, building new relationships, building our office. Notably, we reinstated theMerrow Factory Training program, took a crew of six to Atlanta for Texprocess Americas, were recognized for the impact ActiveSeam is having in world markets ,presented at Dreamforce and won an award for our ERP system. In sum, we strengthened our foundation and shored up our walls for what is going to be a transformative 2015.

Here's some of what we've got planned:
  • A NEW ActiveSeam® Sewing Machine to be released at Texprocess in May
  • The NEW RED PURL line of sewing machines featuring the MicroPurl™ Branded Stitch
  • The release of a 2015 Merrow Crochet Class with a NEW look and FASTER speed
  • A NEW coating for our line of Waterproof sewing machines
We'll also vamp up the Factory Training Program, head to Germany to display at Texprocess in Frankfurt, and be at local trade shows around the world. We hope to see you, hear from you, and discuss how we're going to push forward our mission to add value to the sewn product industry. 
From all of us at the Merrow Sewing Machine Co., have a great holiday season and we will see you next year.






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Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Decorating the Merrow Christmas Tree - A Time Lapse Video



Happy Holidays!
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Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The 2014 Merrow Pie Contest: Pies, Pie Charts and Extra Pounds


I thought a pie chart would be an appropriate graphic to illustrate the winner of the Sixth Annual 2014 Merrow pie chart:

2014 Merrow Pie Contest Pie Chart
Still too complicated for you? NATALINHA WON THE 2014 MERROW PIE CONTEST.

This year's contest pushed the company's caloric intake limit with TWENTY delectable submissions - everything from Natalinha's award winning 'New Bedford Chicken Pie' (complete with gravy) to the underwhelming 'Westport Pumpkin Custard' entered by the indefatigable Lynn Folan who had a total of three entrees.

With the number of pies that were baked up, schlepped to Merrow, and consumed, the contest lasted ten days and two pie categories were created: SAVORY or SWEET. Contestants were allowed to enter one or both categories, and in some cases both at once (as with Lynn's Bacon Apple Pie). Though Nat was top dog, Justin Monteiro (Chicken Chili Pie), Matt Medas (Apple Pie Babka), and Manny DeLeon (Banana Cream Pie) all walked away with prize money.

This was the sixth year of Merrow's annual pie contest and if total calories consumed were a measure of success, than this year's contest was off the (pie) charts. Merrow employees now have 12 months to work off the extra pounds in preparation for year number seven! CLICK HERE to view photos of the pies and their creators.

Merrow Pie Contest Score Sheet





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Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space