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Major growth fuels expansion at fabric distributor

Some of the employees at Nick of Time Textiles at the company’s home on Union Boulevard in Allentown.

In three years, its staff tripled, inventory tripled and sales doubled.

In three years, its staff tripled, inventory tripled and sales doubled.

It expanded to more areas of its warehouse and created a new loft office.

It bought a business, invested a significant amount in technology and created a new niche for business.

Yes, it’s been quite a run for Nick of Time Textiles, the Allentown company that is a national distributor of fabrics and accessories.

Just ask Sara Claxton, who runs a retail fabric store in St. Marys, Ga., She has the only fabric store within 25 miles of the small town and likes dealing directly with Marc Malkovsky, Nick of Time co-owner.

“Marc is extremely reachable,” said Claxton, noting that Nick of Time offers the convenience of ordering small amounts of fabric, allowing her business to flourish by filling customer orders in a timely manner.

The 26-year-old Malkovsky and his father, Harris Malkovsky, own and operate the business, which is on Union Boulevard. Harris gives his son the freedom to make decisions, while Marc relies on his dad’s vision and the relationships he built during decades in the textile industry.

Although Harris Malkovsky used to do more travel, he has cultivated many lasting friendships and sources. It’s those relationships that help Nick of Time to repeatedly gather distinctive fabrics not typically found in its markets.

Meanwhile, the duo acquired a Texas company, identical to their own, to increase Nick of Time’s inventory by about $300,000 and adding several cutting machines. It helped to expand their footprint to states such as the Dakotas and Utah, as well as to Canada.

Equipment and fabric rolls were shipped recently from Texas and now are housed in Nick of Time’s new expanded space, occupying almost 50 percent of its warehouse on Union Boulevard.

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