Press release: Diamond Brand expands manufacturing leadership team

Press release


New Vice President of Operations Position Reflects Growth

ARDEN, N.C. – Diamond Brand is proud to announce the addition of P. Steve Floyd (Steve Floyd) to the Diamond Brand team. Floyd joins Diamond Brand’s Manufacturing Division as Vice President of Operations. The hire comes on the heels of a big summer for Diamond Brand in which they signed a multi-million dollar deal to produce and supply the Soldier Crew Tent for the United States Army and extended their already storied relationship with the Boy Scouts of America.

Floyd comes to Diamond Brand most recently from Prince Manufacturing, where he served as Southeast Regional General Manager for nine years. Floyd is tasked with developing, improving and managing all aspects of manufacturing and operations at Diamond Brand’s 85,000 square foot facility in Fletcher, N.C. He will have total oversight of all plant functions and will report directly to Diamond Brand’s Chief Operating Officer, John Delaloye.

“Steve is the perfect addition to our growing family,” said Will Gay, Diamond Brand’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “He offers an impressive track-record of manufacturing experience success that we believe will be instrumental in both driving sales and streamlining production for Diamond Brand. Steve’s manufacturing know-how will no doubt enhance our ability to service current clients and attract new ones.”

For more information about Diamond Brand and its complete catalog of product offerings visit

About Diamond Brand
Based in Fletcher, N.C., Diamond Brand was established in Philadelphia in 1881 and has been involved in the sewn products industry since 1920 when it began to manufacture tarpaulins and other similar heavy canvas items. Diamond Brand manufactured the very first backpack for Boy Scouts of America in 1931 and today still manufactures packs for Boy Scouts, as well as a myriad of other products, ranging from wall tents (along with their wooden, steel or aluminum poles and frames) to sashes for merit badges. Since the mid 1980’s, Diamond Brand has been the exclusive producer of the Soldier Crew Tent for the United States Army and produces the Two-Man Marine Combat Tent for the United States Marine Corps. For information on Diamond Brand’s contract manufacturing services and capabilities visit

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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