Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), Charlotte, will invest $65 million to expand its 200,000-square-foot
Waynesboro, Va., manufacturing plant, and expects to add 41 jobs at the facility. The company will
add 90,000 square feet to the plant to house a new, state-of-the-art spunmelt manufacturing line
with proprietary value-add capabilities. The new line will allow PGI to increase production of
spunbond products for hygiene, medical and select industrial and consumer wipes markets; and add to
its spunbond product offerings for hygiene and select industrial markets.
Construction will begin second-quarter 2010, and production startup is expected in the second
half of 2011.