Marves Industries — a manufacturer of textile insulators and cushioning for bedding and furniture
— will open a plant in Hildebran, N.C., investing $1.75 million and creating 66 jobs. Marves will
move into a former Bauer Industries facility, using existing equipment to produce needlepunched and
high-loft nonwovens from staple man-made, natural, reclaimed and mixed fibers. Marves — a
collaboration between Mexico-based Industrias Marves S.A. de C.V. and textile veterans Elias Gomez
and Jeff Myatt, who will oversee operations — will offer high-loft products primarily in the
Southeast, and needlepunched nonwovens nationwide. It also has capabilities to laminate, coat,
diecut and assemble roll goods and components.