NAT Gears Up To Process CRAiLAR® Flax At Pamplico, S.C., Facility
The company has invested $8 million to open the 143,500-square-foot facility — formerly the Delta Mills Cypress plant — and provide 25 jobs. It also has been granted incentives totaling $263,500, approved by the South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development, for building upfits and job development credits.
"We are thrilled about our progress in Florence County and look forward to having a fully operating facility there this December," said Ken Barker, CEO, NAT. All of the equipment has arrived at the facility, and NAT's engineers are in the process of installing it.
NAT will move all operations formerly conducted at its Kingstree, S.C., pilot processing plant to the Pamplico site. Once production is up and running at the Pamplico plant, the company will begin processing 150,000 pounds of Crailar Flax Fiber per week in the first month of operation, increasing to 300,000 pounds per week the following month, and then 450,000 pounds per week, with further increases projected later in 2013.
October 30, 2012