Lava USA Relocates To York, SC, Adds Jobs

Lava USA Inc. — the U.S. operation of Lava BVBA, a Belgium-based producer of knitted fabrics for
mattress covers — has invested more than $3.8 million to relocate its operations from Gastonia,
N.C., to a larger facility in York, S.C., with the expectation of adding 30 jobs over the next five
years. The company’s 100,000-square-foot textile production and warehouse facility is located in an
existing building. Operations already have begun, but Lava plans to acquire additional machinery
over the next few years. The company reports it plans to add at least 10 new positions this year,
with more becoming available as equipment is added.

“We are pleased to have our new plant up and running and look forward to adding more
production capacity over the next few years,” said Robert Jones, plant manager, Lava USA. “York
County had an excellent building available that suited our needs and provides us with ample space
to grow. South Carolina also has the positive business environment and strong workforce we need to
continue expanding our operations.”

“It is refreshing to see a globally-competitive manufacturing operation added to York
County’s rich textile history,” said Buddy Motz, York County council chairman. “We welcome the new
jobs and investment from Lava USA in western York County.”

September 14, 2010