Israel’s Spuntech Industries is the latest spunlace manufacturer to announce plans to set up shop in the southeast U.S. The company announced in January is would establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Roxboro, NC, creating 60 jobs during the next three years and investing $23.5 million in the region. Spuntech Industries, established in 1996, currently operates three production lines at two manufacturing sites in the Upper Galilee region of Israel and a U.S. sales office in Bloomfield, CT., which will move to Roxboro.
The 60 new jobs will be administrative and manufacturing positions and will pay an average annual salary of $37,440, according the state of the North Carolina. The plant will be located in the former Wolverine Tube facility. Renovations to the facility are expected to be completed by the fall and hiring will start immediately.
“We are grateful for the warm welcome we received in Person County,” said Gideon Krasny, CEO of Spuntech. “We did an intensive search throughout the Eastern United States and found that this area of North Carolina provides a great location to back growth in our U.S. operation. Our business requires a highly technical, skilled and motivated workforce, and we feel that Roxboro, Person County and its surrounding communities provide that. In addition, our industry is supported in North Carolina by N.C. State University and our trade association, INDA, which has its headquarters here.”