Advanced Textile Solutions To Open Plant In Sawmills, NC, Add 127 Jobs

Advanced Textile Solutions Inc. — a manufacturer of custom-sewn fabric products for military,
automotive, aerospace and marine applications; and a sister company of Walkertown, N.C.-based
American Technical Solutions Inc. — has announced it will invest $500,000 over the next three
years to open a plant in Sawmills, N.C., creating 127 jobs in the process. The Caldwell County
facility will make military apparel and gear as well as products for commercial aircraft seating.
The investment was funded in part by the One North Carolina fund, which offers financial assistance
to businesses through local governments to draw business projects to the state to boost economic
activity and create jobs.

“North Carolina is strongly committed to the aerospace and military sectors and remains very
attractive to companies seeking the ideal location to serve those strategically key markets,” said
Gov. Beverly Eaves Perdue. “Our state’s skilled workforce, custom training programs and top-rated
business climate create the perfect platform for businesses to succeed, grow and create new jobs
and investment.”

The company reports the average annual wage for new employees will be $19,111, not including

May 25, 2010