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NC Attracts New Nonwovens Maker



Published January 9, 2007
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Carolina Nonwovens Corporation has confirmed it will build a new nonwovens facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park in Lincolnton, NC. The initial investment to build the 33,000-square-foot facility will be $4.2 million, and the company expects to hire 15 employees. Looking ahead, CNC hopes to add an additional 12 jobs in the near future.
   
CNC will install a new high-speed production Laroche airlay line to produce thermo bonded nonwovens fabrics. CNC President Fred Fink said, “This new facility is the culmination of intensive market research and product development over the past 18 months.”
   
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved an incentive grant in the amount of $64,233 to be paid out over a five-year period. Tom Anderson, chairman of the Lincoln County Commissioners said “We are pleased that Carolina Nonwovens Corporation has chosen to locate its facility in Lincoln County. We believe they will find Lincoln County to be a very business friendly environment and wish them success and prosperity. We appreciate the opportunity this new business offers our citizens and the contributions it will make to the health, growth and diversity of our economy.”
   
The company has developed several proprietary products for customers, and will process natural and recycled fibers. “The new line will be making nonwovens that go into a huge range of consumer and industrial products, making them lighter, stronger and less expensive,” said John Gearhart CNC Vice President.