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Carolina Nonwovens Corporation Holds Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Carolina Nonwovens celebrated their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting on May 1st. They are located in a 33,000 square foot facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park. CNC has installed a new high production Laroche airlay line to produce thermo bonded nonwoven fabrics. This new facility is the culmination of intensive market research and product development over the past few years. 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 broad range of consumer and industrial products, making them lighter, stronger and less expensive,” said John Gearhart, CNC Vice President. CNC has assembled an experienced team of industry professionals with over 60 years of cumulative nonwovens knowledge. Jr. Howard, Chairman of LEDA greeted and welcomed everyone. Tom Anderson, Chairman of the County Commissioners said “We are pleased that Carolina Nonwovens Corporation chose to locate in Lincoln County. We believe they will find Lincoln County to be a very business friendly environment and wish them success and prosperity. Jeff Emory, City Manager for Lincolnton resonated the same sentiments on behalf of the City of Lincolnton. Rhonda Hunter, Operations Director for LEDA worked with CNC to win them to Lincoln County. Rhonda added “CNC has invested $4.3 million dollars and they expect to hire 15 employees, with the anticipation of an expansion and an addition 12 jobs in the near future.”

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