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Texturing Services To Move To Virginia

Texturing Services Inc. is to relocate its operations from its present location in Reidsville, N.C., to Martinsville, Va. The custom specialty yarn manufacturer will invest $14 million in the effort over the next 30 months and plans ultimately to add 50 employees to its current workforce of 150 people. According to Ken Norman, executive vice president, the company plans to move to the Martinsville facility this summer, and will expand its operation there over a two-year period.

We're taking it slowly," Norman said. "We don't want to disrupt our operations or our customer relations." He said all current employees will have the opportunity to move to the new facility, which is about 35 minutes north of the company's existing plant.

Texturing Services manufactures more than 300,000 pounds of textured man-made filament yarn weekly for use in such markets as apparel and industrial weaving; automotive; knitting; and residential, contract and hospitality upholstery. According to Norman, the company has outgrown its current manufacturing facility in Reidsville. "Our continued success depends on our ability to quickly exploit product development and growth opportunities in the global textile markets. A clean, safe and environmentally controllable manufacturing facility, an educated workforce and proximity to major interstate highways are key elements to our strategy," he said, explaining the company expects those needs to be met at its new location.

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