To meet growing demand in the Americas, Charlotte-based DAK Americas LLC has announced a 230 million pounds per year (lbs/year) polyester staple fiber (PSF) capacity increase at its Pearl River facility in Bay St. Louis, Miss. The capacity increase is expected to be finished sometime during the second half of 2016, and once complete, DAK’s total PSF sales capacity in the NAFTA region will be approximately 700 million lbs/year.
The expansion will create 86 new jobs.
“DAK’s ability to utilize considerable infrastructure currently in place at its Pearl River site provides us with a unique opportunity to grow our fiber capacity and meet customer demand with a very competitive investment,” said Jorge Young, president and CEO, DAK. “The new fiber facility at the Pearl River Site geographically strengthens DAK’s ability to supply PSF across the Americas with a second U.S. fiber manufacturing location, and places DAK in a good position to service the growing Mexico fiber market.”