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Fitesa to expand spunmelt capacity in South Carolina

November 11, 2013

Investment will amount to $50 million.

Fitesa Simpsonville, Inc., manufacturer of nonwoven fabrics for the global hygiene market, is investing $50 million to expand its existing facility in Greenville County, SC, to increase production capacity for its spunmelt nonwoven hygiene products.

“Our mission is to be the preferred choice for the supply of nonwoven fabrics to the global hygiene industry, and to deliver high quality products with exceptional service and sustainable processes,” says Ray Dunleavy, director of marketing for Fitesa Simpsonville, Inc. “We are pleased to continue to grow our operations here in Greenville County, and appreciate the support of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and South Carolina Department of Commerce in making this announcement a reality.”

Fitesa will invest an estimated $50 million to upfit and remodel its existing 190,000 square-foot facility in Simpsonville, making infrastructure improvements and adding equipment to increase production of spunmelt fabrics used in products for the hygiene, medical and industrial markets.

Fitesa’s products are used in such consumer goods as baby diapers and adult continence products. The upgrades are to be completed by November 2014.

“It’s always exciting to see an existing business expand in our state,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We applaud Fitesa for investing another $50 million in Simpsonville and creating 32 new jobs for our state.”

Fitesa began operations in Simpsonville in 1990 and currently employs approximately 100 associates before the scheduled expansion.

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