TB Kawashima USA To Expand Facility

Interior automotive fabrics manufacturer TB Kawashima USA Inc., Lugoff, S.C. — the U.S. division
of TB Kawashima Co. Ltd., Japan — will invest $9 million to expand its manufacturing plant, adding
50 jobs over the next five years. The company will start hiring in the fourth quarter of this year
and expects the new operations to begin at that time.

According to Yuzo Mori, president, TB Kawashima USA, the expansion will enable the company
to meet growing demand for its products, which are used in cars made by Honda, Nissan, Toyota and

September/October 2010