Who the Heck is Tom?

Who the Heck is Tom?

I am surprised I don’t get asked this question more often.  Come to think of it, nobody has ever asked me that. I know its a mouthful, hence the reason most people drop the “Tom’s Sons” part and simply call us “International Pleating.” This is the story of how I came up with the name “Tom’s Sons International Pleating” and the significance behind Tom and his sons. As I have mentioned in...

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The Purpose of This Blog

The Purpose of This Blog

If this is the first post you are reading in this blog then you are in the right place.  It recently dawned on me that most people that land on my site are probably wondering what this blog is all about.  Who we are? What do we do? What’s our shtick? So I figured a post that explained the point of this blog and what to expect in future posts would be helpful. Who We Are We are a pleating contractor located in New York City.  If...

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The Holy Grail of Pleating

The Holy Grail of Pleating

This is the actual iron my Grandmother Rosa used to hand pleat fabric.  For the past year I have been digging around for family heirlooms and found out that this pressing iron was under lock and key with my Uncle Jack.  When I showed the picture to my Father (Leon) he lit up like a Christmas tree and started spilling the beans.     As the story goes, in 1945-ish when my father was approximately 7 years old,...

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