Article: Behind the Scenes of American Excelsior’s Pivot from Pandemic Response to a Record-breaking Quarter

American Excelsior was recently featured on Thomas Insights, with an interview conducted with the Company's Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ken Starrett.


If you asked Ken Starrett, vice president of sales and marketing at American Excelsior, last March how he thought the business would perform in 2020, he'd probably give a pretty different answer than today. In just a few short months after COVID-19 hit the U.S., American Excelsior went from handling a significant slowdown within their...

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American Excelsior Company Announces $5 Million Expansion Plan

Arlington, TX – September 3, 2020 – American Excelsior Company recently announced a series of expansion plans, totaling $5 million, across the company. These expansions support two core product lines: the Wood Fiber and Flexible Foam divisions. After earlier investments of flexible foam equipment for plants in Arlington, Texas and Yakima, Washington, the company is now focused on a series of major expansion plans. These plans include building expansions at its Rice Lake, Wisconsin plant, as well as an extensive list of new production equipment to support both...

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American Excelsior Company’s Earth Science Division Director Elected ECTC Chairman

[caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignright" width="220"]Kurt Kelsey, M.S., CPESC, CPSWQ Kurt Kelsey, M.S., CPESC, CPSWQ[/caption] Arlington, Texas, 8/19/2019 — Kurt Kelsey, Director of American Excelsior’s Earth Science Division, has been appointed as the Chairman of Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) and assumed the position of Chairman with the ECTC on August 1, 2019. Founded in 1992, the ECTC is an industry group of erosion and sediment control product manufacturers with the mission of advancing standards for the industry’s products. Mr. Kurt Kelsey is employed by American...

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Mike Nelson Named ECTC Industry Honoree

[caption id="attachment_4513" align="alignright" width="235"]Mike Nelson Mike Nelson was recently named an ECTC Industry Honoree.[/caption] Mike Nelson, Manager of Technical Sales Support, has been named the Erosion Control Technology Council’s (ECTC) first-ever Industry Honoree. The program recognizes key individuals who contribute to the success of the industry from “behind the scenes”. From the ECTC: Mike is working on improving the industry each day he goes to work. There are not many tests related to our industry that Mike has not perfected. He is always...

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Curlex® Excelsior Blankets Available for the Spring Season and Beyond

Curlex® Excelsior Blankets Available for the Spring Season and Beyond

Press Release Arlington, Texas, 3/29/19 — Rumors continue in the industry that excelsior (Curlex®) erosion control blankets are not available and inferior straw-based products need to be substituted in their place. This simply is not true. While a fire at another excelsior company, nearly two years ago, did cause their production of excelsior blankets to stop, this in no way affected production at American Excelsior Company. American Excelsior Company, the leading producer of excelsior blankets,...

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American Excelsior Welcomes Craig Shultz to ESD Team

It is a pleasure to announce Craig Shultz as Earth Science Division Business Development Manager. Craig has taken over the responsibilities of our ErosionLab® Technical Support Department and he will be working on initiatives to grow business opportunities for us together. Craig resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife Mandy, their son Will (16), and their daughter Mary Kate (14). Craig enjoys biking, baseball, volunteering with 4H and his local fair board, and spending time with his family. Craig studied at the University...

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