Four Leaf Textiles Announces Capacity Expansion

Four Leaf Textiles, Clover, S.C., has recently announced a $4 million production expansion that is
expected to increase capacity by 40 percent. The company is celebrating its first anniversary this
(See Four Leaf Gives Heather Yarns The Green Light, ATI September, 1998)Four Leaf
specializes in the production of premium, ring-spun heather yarns for the apparel and home
furnishings market. It also produces yarns using a wide variety of synthetic fibers including
polyester, rayon and other man-made fibers.According to the company, the expansion project includes
additional equipment featuring Truetzschler opening, carding and drawing, Marzoli spinning and
Murata winding machines.The demand for ring-spun specialty yarn is extremely strong, said David
Roberts, Four Leaf CEO. Weve built our reputation on consistent product quality, availability and
delivery. The expansion of our proprietary blending equipment and manufacturing systems allow us to
build on that reputation for service. The expansion will also allow us to meet the anticipated
needs of the growing global market.”Roberts said that the first phase of the expansion is scheduled
for completion during the fourth quarter of 1999, and the second phase will be fully operational by
March 2000.

October 1999