Foss is founded by Woody Foss in Haverhill, Massachusetts manufacturing footwear components.
Foss remained focused on the footwear and apparel manufacturing business through the 1960s.
Foss enters the automotive industry with the invention of a white substrate material that led to the creation of vinyl seating for automobiles.
Foss receives its first million-dollar order from the Hooker Chemical company for its white substrate material.
Foss develops a state-of-the-art black and white fabric that was the first fabric used to line the trunk of an automobile and debuted to consumers in new General Motors Cadillac models.
Foss collaborates with General Tire and Rubber on the development of an indoor/outdoor carpet for use around pools, patios, and decks.
Foss opens its own solution-dyed polyester fiber plant in Hampton, New Hampshire where it can now move beyond just black and white polyester to make hundreds of colors, enabling the company to greatly expand in the carpeting and home décor markets.
Foss developed a variety of new products for several major industries, including headliners for automobiles, hull liners for boats, and trim fabrics for motor homes.
Foss purchases the Kunin Craft Felt Company opening a new consumer business arm selling felt direct to retail businesses.
The Alinian Capital Group purchases Foss Manufacturing.
Foss begins making its fiber from PET polyester derived from recycled plastic drinking bottles.
Foss achieves FDA clearance for its Fosshield antimicrobial technology.
Foss begins southern operations in Georgia, greatly increasing its direct-to-retail carpet manufacturing and distribution capacities.
Foss continues to grow southern operations with Beaulieu needlepunch fabric plant purchase.