Breaking News

Propex To Consolidate Needlepunch Business

May 2, 2006

Propex Fabrics will close its Seneca, SC plant as part of a  restructuring and consolidation plan involving its U.S. needlepunch nonwovens manufacturing activities. The plan, expected to save the company between $7-8 million annually, will make Propex’s operations more efficient and therefore improve its overall profitability. Manufacturing assets currently in Seneca will be relocated to Propex’s facility in Ringgold, GA, which will become one of the largest needlepunch facilities in the U.S. The closure will begin in July and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. A small number of the 125 workers employed in Seneca will be relocated as part of the plan.
    Propex acquired the Ringgold site as part of its purchase of fellow needlepunch maker SI Corporation earlier this year.

Related Technology:

  • Shhh. The Acoustics Market Continues To Grow

    Shhh. The Acoustics Market Continues To Grow

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||March 27, 2017
    Nonwovens help keep the peace in homes, offices and cars.

  • Needlepunch Nonwovens Report

    Needlepunch Nonwovens Report

    Tara Olivo, Associate Editor||February 2, 2017
    This versatile technology continues to replace fabrics typically used in automotives, filtration and more.

  • The Automotives Market

    The Automotives Market

    Tara Olivo, Associate Editor||December 1, 2016
    Nonwovens continue to replace other materials in cars and automotive components.