SSM Industries Expands

SSM Industries Inc., Spring City, Tenn. — a manufacturer of flame-resistant (FR), cut-resistant and
thermal fabrics for military, fire and rescue and industrial applications — will add 45,000 square
feet of manufacturing space at its plant and 13 jobs to its current workforce of 90, with an
additional 12 positions to be added in the future. The $3 million expansion will allow the company
to produce specialized yarns to enhance its protective fabrics portfolio.

“This expansion will take SSM Industries to the next level in the textile manufacturing
industry, and we are excited about the opportunities this expansion will allow us,” said Phil
Chandler, vice president of development, SSM Industries. “I am grateful for the continued support
from state and local officials and look forward to growing our company in Spring City.”

September/October 2011