Leigh Fibers to acquire J.E. Herndon

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-12-06 12:00:00 – Spartanburg

Leigh Delaware Holdings, a leader in sustainable product engineering through manufactured, traded, and reprocessed textuke fibres and by products primarily connected to the cotton industry plans to acquire J.E. Herndon Company, based in Kings Mountain, NC.

The acquisition of J.E. Herndon is expected to close in January 2018. Through acquisition of J.E. Herndon Company it will be their next strategic step in their growth journey. This acquisition complements their overall service and product offerings while adding to their capacity and geographic presence, said Don Bockoven, President and CEO of Leigh Fibers and ICE Recycling.

The expertise and capability that J.E. Herndon Company has built over the past 90 years in the cotton area aligns with Leigh’s overarching vision of becoming the global preferred provider of sustainable recycled solutions across diverse markets, materials and product lines, the company explains.

Patrick Mullen, President and Owner of J.E. Herndon Company said that consumers, industry, and governments worldwide are clear in their demand for sustainable solutions for all of their fibre based products. Leigh’s commitment to be the leader in this space provides the ideal environment through which J.E. Herndon Company can best leverage its dedicated workforce and recycling capabilities in the sourcing, conversion, and marketing of cotton and other sustainable fibres.

Leigh Fibers is headquartered in Wellford, between Greenville and Spartanburg. For nearly 100 years, Leigh has manufactured, traded and reprocessed fibers and polymers. Through sustainable product engineering, its branded products, and specialty fibers it has provided many industries with unique solutions to their specific problems.

ICE Recycling specializing in zero to landfill, turn key recycling programmes and waste consulting is affiliated with Leigh Fibers Inc. The acquisition of J.E. Herndon Company follows the 2014 acquisition of ICE Recycling based in Lake City, SC

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