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Tenowo USA Celebrates Facility and Machinery Expansion with Ribbon Cutting March 23rd, 2017


Contact: Kara Brown

Lincoln Economic Development Association



Lincolnton, North Carolina-Tenowo USA, a German-owned manufacturer of nonwoven textiles located in Lincoln County, celebrated the completion of its facility and machinery expansion on Thursday, March 23rd with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Joining in the festivities included customers, suppliers, employees, state economic developers and top leadership from the parent location in Germany. The $12.5 million-dollar expansion brings Tenowo’s total investment in the local facility to over $25 million-dollars since 2000.

Rick Minor, Vice-President of International Development with the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina spoke before Tenowo’s guests on behalf of the State and the Secretary of Commerce’s office. Additional comments of support were offered by County Commission Chair, Bill Beam and Dr. Jim Watson, Chair of Lincoln Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors.

Tenowo USA’s, President and CEO, Chris Peart, closed the ribbon cutting celebration with words of appreciation for the support of Tenowo’s ownership, Hoftex Group, and the German leadership of Tenowo USA. Mr. Peart emphasized their belief “in our institutions and us at Tenowo USA, is a very powerful and motivating thing.” He continued to drive the message Tenowo USA appreciated their work-family and thanked the Lincoln County community as well, “Tenowo plans to forge and reforge our bonds with Lincolnton and Lincoln County. Absolutely without that relationship, we would not have been successful.”

Kara Brown with Lincoln Economic Development Association adds “Tenowo is a great company to work beside, and I equally celebrate their accomplishment. The local management is dedicated to their employees, their ownership, and their future which translates into the expression of family within this organization. LEDA wishes them many years of success.”

First opened locally in 1993 as Hof Textiles, Tenowo Nonwovens services the automotive industry. Currently employing 102 employees, the expansion provides for a new production line and process which promises additional opportunities within the automotive industry and the Lincoln County facility.