Polymer Group, Inc. has begun construction at its approximately $50 million plant expansion in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, with ground breaking ceremonies attended by government officials, and business and community leaders. The new state-of-the-art, multi-beam spunmelt line will produce high-barrier materials for hygiene and medical applications to meet growing demand from customers in North America, and increase capacity by approximately 15,000 metric tons. The plant expansion will create more than 40 highly-skilled jobs and also have a far-reaching positive economic impact on the community through its supplier relationships. PGI currently employs approximately 400 people at the plant where it is known for its stability as an employer.
PGI is building an expansion at its plant in Zona Industrial del Potosi that will house the new Reifenhauser Reicofil 4 line. In addition to serving customers in Mexico and the U.S., it also is a gateway for PGI to supply its products to Central America and the Caribbean. The new line is expected to begin production by mid-2009.
The line will feature the latest technology and produce high-quality, lightweight, strong fabrics that are used in fine denier back sheet, leg cuffs and materials that go into other parts of diapers, as well as fabrics that provide high-barrier protection and comfort for medical garments.