WASHINGTON/MAIDEN, N.C. — July 20, 2016 — Carolina Nonwovens LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Spinning Co. Inc., has announced the grand opening of its new facility in Maiden, N.C. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held today on the site, hosted by National Spinning Chairman and CEO James Chesnutt, National Spinning’s Board of Directors, and the staff of Carolina Nonwovens. Notable guests will include Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina, Mayor Robert Smyre of Maiden, and Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair, Randal Isenhower.
The site consists of 92,000 square feet on 11 acres. The current workforce has been retained and 35 new jobs are being added, for a total of approximately 65 employees. Facilities include nonwoven production lines and ancillary processes, with additional spaces for logistics, engineering, quality control, and product design. Matthews Construction Co. of Conover, NC built the plant. Laroche S.A.(France) and Technoplants srl (Italy), both of whom are represented by Allertex of America, Inc., based in Cornelius, NC, provided processing machinery.
Commenting on the expansion, Plant Manager Ed Hull Plant stated, “We are delighted to continue serving customers, now with expanded capacity and enhanced product capability.” Sales Director Randy Cook added, “We can now offer quicker turns, a more diverse range of products, and line extension.” National Spinning President Jim Booterbaugh commented, “This state-of the-art plant gives us a platform for divisional growth and further economies of scale for our entire corporation.”
Chairman Emeritus Morgan Miller noted, “It is remarkable that National Spinning has been able to complete a greenfield operation in this time of concern for US manufacturing jobs. Our entire team and trading partners are to be congratulated for bringing new jobs and a beautiful new facility to North Carolina and the USA.”
CEO Jim Chesnutt stated,”Carolina Nonwovens has made tremendous strides since we acquired it in 2012. We appreciate the support of all those whose efforts have built a strong future for the division.” He added, “The assistance provided by the NC Economic Development Partnership, NC Department of Commerce, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, County of Catawba, Town of Maiden, The Stump Companies, and Matthews Construction Company significantly contributed to the successful opening of this Maiden site.”
Posted July 20, 2016
Source: Source: The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)