The Golia family
has been involved in the embroidery business since the founding of
their original company, New Haven Embroidery, in the 1920s. Thus,
they have acquired extensive knowledge of the industry and its
machinery through their years as a machine embroiderer, distributor
and manufacturer of embroidery machines and through the operation of
their design and tape center.
In the 1970s, Dominick Golia and his sons, Kenneth and Richard,
formed a company known as Marco-American after purchasing the Marco
machine agency from Coleman Schneider. This firm distributed
multi-head mechanical embroidery machines manufactured by Marco of
West Germany. Marco-American also had a punch center which
programmed jacquard paper tapes of embroidery patterns for use with
mechanical Marco and other brands of multi-head machines.
Also, in the early 1970s, the Golias conceived of an idea for an
electronic embroidery machine, and by 1974 had developed their first
machine. Ultramatic began as a division of Marco-American. The
Ultramatic was the first multi-head embroidery machine developed in
the United States and remains so to this day.
In 2006 Phoenix brings the tradition of innovation and excellence in
their new line of embroidery machines with the benefits of their
years of experience.
The Golia family was inducted into the Stitches Embroidery Hall of
Fame in 2000.
Original Ultramatic parts and electronics are available.