Technical Textiles Sector Adds Jobs In Virginia

Investments in technical textiles facilities in Virginia will add 77 new jobs to local

Pulaski, Va.-based BondCote Corp. will invest $2.7 million to expand production of its
high-performance coated and laminated fabrics, increasing production capacity by 20 percent and
creating 27 new jobs. Lindstrand USA Inc., a subsidiary of Lindstrand Technologies Ltd. – an
England-based inflatable structures manufacturer – will invest $2.5 million to open its first
US-based aeronautical fabric engineering and production plant in South Boston, Va. The facility
will employ 50 people.

April 2005