As the nation’s oldest and largest manufacturer of cloth coverings, Holliston has served the book cover material, fancy packaging, and industrial cloth markets since 1895.

Today, we maintain the industry’s only domestic, fully functional Research& Development facility-providing customers with a continually updated choice of materials, colors, fabrics, coatings, and embossings. We can custom-engineer products to meet unique customer requirements. This capability is especially necessary in the international security marketplace, where Holliston remains the U.S. Government’s preferred supplier of high-security passport cover material.

Built on the cornerstones of innovation and sustainability, we are meeting the 21st century head-on with environmentally friendly products designed for the digital age and increased financial stability.

We are proud of our Company, our Products, and the People who work at Holliston. So Come. Explore. Discover the innovative, sustainable and brand-building options available at Holliston.

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Sales & Marketing

William Waldron: Security Sales

Scott Hood: Book and Publishing

Jennifer Anderson: Sales

Katie Connatser: Creative Director


Charles H. Crowley: Directory of Operations

Mr. Crowley has been with Holliston since 2007. He has over twenty years experience in the coating industries. Crowley is a degreed chemical engineer and attended Worcester Polytechnical Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Sheldon Sillyman: V.P. of Product Development

Mr. Sillyman has been with Holliston since 2006.  He is a senior level operations executive with twenty years of leadership and experience in manufacturing and engineering to include developing new technologies and products.  He has patented technology in competitive high tech industries and authored numerous papers.  He has a B.S. degree in physics from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Supply Chain

Russell L. McAlister: V.P. of Supply Chain

Russ came to Holliston from WestPoint Home, Inc., where he served as the sourced products operations manager. He has knowledge and experience in all aspects of foreign and domestic sourcing, importing and freight, as well as internal planning and manufacturing scheduling. Russ is a graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, where he obtained a B.S. degree in mathematics.


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Why Work With Us

Holliston is full of good people. We will be happy to help you in any way possible and look forward to working with you in the future!



Located on 171 acres in Church Hill in Northeast Tennessee, the Holliston facility houses manufacturing, warehousing, a pilot plant, and a well-equipped research laboratory.

We maintain highly efficient production processes, which helps ensure that our customers get the highest-quality products at cost-effective rates. Similarly, our culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility helps guarantee that we’ll be here for many years to come.


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