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Highland Industries plans expansion of its Cheraw manufacturing facility

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-01-09 10:00:00 – New York

Highland Industries Inc. based in Kernersville, N.C.- a manufacturer of automotive, government and military, and industrial textiles in view of the increasing customer demand for its technical fabrics plans to invest $4.1 million to expand its Cheraw, S.C., manufacturing facility and add 24 jobs over the next two years.

According to Highland Industries, the fabrics are woven or knitted on state-of-the-art equipment at the Cheraw plant, which includes fabric forming and aqueous coating capabilities.

Its technical fabrics are used in products including automotive parts, military tents and backpacks, rockets and roofing, among other products.

Scott Burkhart, director of manufacturing, Highland Industries said that they have long been committed to South Carolina. Continued investment in their manufacturing capabilities and their people here is the key to their future success.

Highland Industries is owned by Takata Corp., a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive safety systems.

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