Unifi Purchases DTY And Sample Machinery For Yadkinville Plant

Greensboro, N.C.-based textured yarn manufacturer Unifi Inc. has purchased nine draw textured yarn
(DTY) machines and a sample machine for its Yadkinville, N.C., facility, which houses its polyester
yarn twisting and beaming operations. The additional machinery will help Unifi to increase its
production capacity for value-added products in the regional market. The company reports that
synthetic apparel supply in the United States, North America Free Trade Agreement and Central
America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement regions has steadily increased since 2009,
especially as brands and retailers continue their commitment to regional sourcing.

“The number of lot changes required to support the needs of our customers has grown
substantially over the years, which puts a premium on flexibility and the ability to provide
shorter production runs and quicker turnarounds within our manufacturing process,” said Unifi
President and COO Roger Berrier. “The investment in the nine DTY machines will increase our
capacity to support our overall volume growth, and will advance our objective of growing the volume
of our premier value-added yarns by 20 percent annually. The new sample machine will provide
additional product development capacity, which will allow Unifi to stay at the forefront of product

“The continued growth of synthetic apparel production in the region will lead to ongoing
opportunities for the Company,” said Unifi Chairman and CEO Bill Jasper. “This investment adds to
our capacity and helps assure Unifi will be in a position to supply the increasing regional

August 20, 2013