Small Business Week 2020: Creative Textile Solutions

Creative Textile Solutions Ltd. is a locally owned and operated business started in 2001, skilled in the design, fabrication, service, and repair of value-added textile related products. They are a purveyor of specialty sewn products and can source and provide a wide range of fabrics and findings.

The company currently services multiple industries with all aspects of fabric and textile requirements: awnings and canopies, banners, flags, curtains, tarpaulins, marine covers, environmental control curtains and filtration bags.

CTS has been contracted to produce the flight deck awnings, hangar canopies and equipment deck covers for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) being built at Halifax Shipyard. They have also produced the ship-darkening curtains and smoke curtains for HMCS Harry DeWolf.

“We pride ourselves on being able to produce a wide variety of products and services,” said Paul Aumento, owner and operator of Creative Textile Solutions Ltd. “Whether repairing a hockey bag, manufacturing an AOPS ship's awning, or manufacturing a residential deck cover – we can do it!”

In the early 1990s, current ownership and staff were involved in the Saint John Shipbuilding’s Frigate Program for the manufacture of the Frigate Flight Deck Awnings. Over the past few years, CTS has produced many of the replacement flight deck awnings currently in use.

“Having worked previously with Irving Shipbuilding producing dry dock curtains for both the Scotia and Nova Docks, meant we could bring our expertise to the manufacture of the textile and fabric products for the AOPS contract,” Said Paul.

Work on the AOPS has provided Creative Textile Solutions with an opportunity to increase revenue and develop strong skills in marine textile fabricating.

“Producing products under more stringent specifications has resulted in changes to our production processes and quality assurance,” explains Paul. “Seeing our products on the new series of Canadian-built navy ships is gratifying!”


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