AAPN Member DeSales Trading Company USA Celebrates 50th Anniversary


This year marks the 50th year for AAPN member DeSales Trading Company. Founded by William T. ‘Bud’ Murray, in Atlanta, Georgia, the name of the company comes from the Roman Catholic saint, St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of patience. Bud Murray knew he would need plenty of patience to get his endeavor off the ground back in 1969 since he still had seven of his nine children still under his roof.

Three of those children are still at the helm today, Mark, Michael and Joe. A small and unique establishment, DeSales Trading Company, based in a Southern town synonymous with textiles, Burlington, North Carolina offers unique services to companies all over the world, especially when the brothers buy obsolete/unwanted yarns from the largest of textile end-users and then re-sell the yarns to smaller firms who can take advantage of the products. It’s often a win-win for all involved.

Please join us in congratulating the Murray Brothers and their great staff on a huge milestone! You can learn more about their company – and planned anniversary celebrations – here.

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