“Textile manufacturing is one of North Carolina’s greatest traditional industries, and it is still growing,” says North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “Our state is the ideal destination for globally-positioned, innovation-driven textile companies like Uniquetex.”
Uniquetex intends to hire 150 workers at its Cleveland County operations. Positions will include machine operators, technicians, customer service representatives and others.
“We are extremely excited to start up our first U.S. operations in Cleveland County, NC. The combination of a skilled workforce, access for quality transportation infrastructure and the pro-business attitude of the community is what attracted us here,” says Benny Deng, company CEO/President.
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $800,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. One NC grants also require and are contingent on financial matches from local governments.