SSM Industries To Expand Plant, Add Jobs

Spring City, Tenn.-based SSM Industries Inc. — a manufacturer of flame-resistant (FR),
cut-resistant and thermal fabrics for military, fire and rescue and industrial applications — will
invest $3 million to 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 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.”

August 2, 2011