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Amantea Nonwovens Breaks Ground For New Facility

Cincinnati-based Amantea Nonwovens LLC has begun construction of the first United States-based minority-owned nonwoven fabrics manufacturing plant. Located in the TechSolve Business Park in Cincinnati, a federally designated empowerment zone neighborhood, the 77,000-square-foot facility will employ about 30 people in a $20 million-per-year operation. Amantea's owners include CEO Kevin Lynch, COO Sorin Crainic, Partner Ernie Green and Italy-based nonwovens manufacturer Albis S.p.A. The company initially served as Brentwood, Tenn.-based BBA Fiberweb's distributor of nonwoven fabric to Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble. Upon completion of its plant, Amantea will produce the fabric under contract with Procter and Gamble, and also will explore other commercial and consumer nonwovens markets.


April 2005




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