Coats North America in Marion, N.C., is a international location of Coats. Coats is the world s largest manufacturer of industrial sewing thread and consumer needlecraft products. Coats products are used directly or indirectly by almost every person in the more than 65 countries in which the company operates. Coasts specializes in thread products, color technology and manufacturing processes. Coats is also the world s second largest manufacturer of zip fasteners. The company s apparel thread brands include Epic, Dual Duty, Astra and Gramax. Its specialty thread include Nylbond, Gral, Neophil, Aptan, Alcazar and Sylko. Consumer craft products in clued Anchor, Red Heart and Dual Duty brands. Coasts originated in Paisley, Scotland, more than two centuries ago. The company has locations in North America, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.