Unifi Inc., the Greensboro, N.C., manufacturer of Repreve® recycled fibers, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its planned 85,000-square-foot addition to its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, N.C.
The expansion will increase capacity to produce Repreve and other premier value-added products (PVA) by up to 60 million pounds. The recycling center addition is estimated to be finished in spring 2016 and will incorporate many of the same sustainable features as the original building, such as skylights, energy-efficient light fixtures, low-flow fixtures for reduced water usage and building materials comprised of recycled content.
Adding to the focus on sustainability, a newly installed solar farm could provide roughly 10 percent of the energy at the center. The solar farm has a 1-megawatt capacity and sits on six acres of land at Unifi’s G. Allen Mebane Industrial Complex in Yadkinville.