Carolina Nonwovens, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Spinning Co. Inc,. recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of its new facility in Maiden, N.C. The 11-acre site features a 92,000-square-foot facility that houses nonwoven production lines as well as ancillary processes. Carolina Nonwovens selected processing machinery for the new facility from France-based Laroche S.A. and Italy-based Technoplants S.r.l. — both represented in the United States by Cornelius, N.C.-based Allertex of America Inc. The plant will add approximately 30 jobs to the company’s current staff of 35.
National Spinning Chairman and CEO James Chesnutt, National Spinning’s Board of Directors, and the staff of Carolina Nonwovens were joined at the opening ceremony by guests that included North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Maiden Mayor Robert Smyre and Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Randal Isenhower.
“This state-of the-art plant gives us a platform for divisional growth and further economies of scale for our entire corporation,” said Jim Booterbaugh, president, National Spinning.
“Carolina Nonwovens has made tremendous strides since we acquired it in 2012,” said Chesnutt. “We appreciate the support of all those whose efforts have built a strong future for the division. The assistance provided by the N.C. Economic Development Partnership, N.C. Department of Commerce, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, County of Catawba, Town of Maiden, The Stump Companies, and Matthews Construction Company significantly contributed to the successful opening of this Maiden site.”