Meridian Specialty Yarn Group specializes in novelty yarn manufacturing and dyeing. The company operates production plants in North Carolina. One of its production plants specializes in package dyeing that dyes every fiber substrate along with technical products, such as high ultraviolet and other specialty polyesters. Its other plant specializes in working with designers to create a range of products for industrial weavers, knitters and the hand-knitting market. Meridian Specialty Yarn Group is a member of Meridian Industries, which is a family-owned diversified manufacturing group that was founded in 1943. Meridian Industries is comprised of five operating companies that include Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Kent Elastomer Products, Kleen Test Products Corporation, Majilite Corporation and Meridian Specialty Yarn Group.