Companies stitched together for success

Two Richmond businesses are operating as one at a new facility on West Industries Road.

Tiedemann & Sons and Bev’s Threads, both owned by the Galletly family, will be known in their new home at 4225 W. Industries Road as Tiedemann-Bevs Industries.

Theo Tiedemann & Sons is a 140-year-old, five-generation business that provides textile products and fabrics designed for the interiors and exteriors of caskets.

Owned by brother Bob and Pete Galletly, it was formerly at 1010 Industries Road and had facilities in New Jersey.

Bev’s Threads Etc., established in 1986, does contract sewing and embroidery and other parts manufacturing, much of it for the casket industry, and offers sewing supplies and enhancements for their operations.

The company, formerly at 621 S. J St., was acquired by the Galletly brothers and their sister, Anne, in 1999.

In early 2007, with three separate operations in New Jersey and Indiana, the brothers decided to permanently move and consolidate Tiedemann’s two locations to Richmond, and to merge it with Bev’s Threads.

The new 65,000-square-foot building opened in July with Bev’s Threads moving in September. The companies will begin using the new name in January, according to a press release.

“Our new name reflects the shared values and commitment of the two businesses,” said Robert Galletly. “It symbolizes a combination of the legacy of these two companies and the expanding range of capabilities and services we are able to offer customers.”

On 9 acres, the new building houses the entire operations of Tiedemann-Bevs Industries, including the textile distribution, embroidery, sewing and interiors departments.

The building is designed as a light “green” facility, emphasizing resource-efficient lighting and integrated design components.

“The outreach and good will from the Richmond community have been tremendous,” says Pete Galletly. “Now we are looking forward to the next chapter of the business.”