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PGI Launches Chinese Spunmelt Plant

October 4, 2006

Leading roll goods producer Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has opened the doors of its newest manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, China. According to PGI, the move makes the company China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the country's only vertically integrated producer of medical fabrics.

The new plant houses a state-of-the-art, multi-beam Reifenhauser spunmelt line and a world-class finishing line to primarily serve the medical, industrial protective apparel and hygiene markets. Construction was completed on schedule.
 
Located in the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park near Shanghai, the site is also the company's Asian headquarters and brings administrative, leadership, finance, information technology, sales and marketing and administrative support for the region under one roof. The facility has 145 employees.

"As more of our customers move to this growing area, we are committed to delivering the highest quality product from this new state-of-the-art facility," said Jay Cheng, vice president and general manager, PGI Asia. "The strategic location and combination of our manufacturing and back office functions at the same location will enable us to better serve our customers in this region."

PGI will hold ceremonies to officially open the new facility in early November with elected officials and customers in attendance.
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