Highland Industries To Expand Chesterfield County Plant

Greensboro, N.C.-based Highland Industries Inc. — a manufacturer of man-made industrial textiles,
with specialization in fabric forming and finishing technologies — will expand its weft-insertion
manufacturing operations at its Cheraw, S.C., facility.

“We are extremely satisfied with the continued growth and the expansion of our operations,”
said Nick Irwin, director of manufacturing, Highland Industries. “We are proud of the job creation
opportunities for Cheraw. The strength of our operations is the diversification of our business and
the adaptability of our associates to participate in the growth.”

“Highland Industries’ expansion in Chesterfield County is a great reminder that our state’s
business-friendly environment is working to attract new investment and jobs throughout South
Carolina,” said S.C. Secretary of Commerce Joe Taylor. “Highland Industries has reaffirmed its
commitment to the area and this is a wonderful compliment to the workforce and local leadership in
Chesterfield County. The County has laid the groundwork to make itself an attractive place to do
business and we believe today’s news will be the start of more good things to come. We thank
Highland for their new investment in South Carolina and look forward to growing our relationship
with them in the years ahead.”

November 10, 2009