Greensboro, N.C-based Unifi Inc. has announced plans to increase polyester texturing capacity in the United States and Central America by up to 10 percent. The expansion includes new texturing machines in Yadkinville, N.C., Madison, N.C., and El Salvador. Unifi reports the investment is driven by the growing demand for man-made yarns in the NAFTA and CAFTA regions.
“We are very encouraged by the continued growth of synthetics in the U.S.and Central America, and the opportunities it presents for the textile industry,” said Roger Berrier, president and CEO, Unifi. “This expansion is one of the key projects that we identified to help drive profitable growth for the company, and is a planned part of our increased capital spending for this fiscal year.