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Carolina Nonwovens announces expansion into Ohio

Company News, News | May 15, 2024 | By:

Carolina Nonwovens LLC, a subsidiary of National Spinning Co. Inc., announced plans to open a new manufacturing plant in Fostoria, Ohio. Currently, equipment is being installed into the facility. The plant is expected to begin operation by the third quarter of 2024.

The plant will house a new nonwoven production line and ancillary processes with additional space for logistics, engineering, quality control, product design and offices. It is anticipated that 25–30 jobs will be added initially with potential for more in the future. The company plans to invest approximately $4 million toward the project, and will serve multiple industries, including automotive, construction, appliance and bedding.

“We are excited by the opportunity to expand our geographical footprint in order to continue serving our customers with enhanced production capacity,” says Ed Hull, general manager of Carolina Nonwovens.

“It has been great to see many of our automotive, industrial and construction customers’ business grow, as our own business has grown. We look forward to using our added capacity to support further growth with our existing customers, as well as expanding our product lines with new customers and into new markets [in the Midwest],” says Greg Gerald, sales director.

In selecting Northwest Ohio over other locations, the company recognized Fostoria’s proximity to its Midwest customers as well as finding a suitable building as key factors in its decision.

“Ohio has one of the nation’s largest and most skilled manufacturing workforces, and Carolina Nonwovens’ key customers, including those in the automotive sector, are easily accessible from Seneca County,” says J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “It’s clear why company leaders chose this new location in Fostoria for its first manufacturing facility in Ohio, which creates up to 30 quality new jobs.”

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National Spinning Co. Inc. was founded in 1921 and is an employee-owned manufacturer and distributor of nonwoven fiber pads with a plant in Maiden, N.C. and corporate offices in Washington, D.C. The company serves domestic and international markets.

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