Unifi, a US synthetic yarn producer to expand production capacity of state of the art Repreve recycling center in Yadkinville. The recycled polyester brand, Repreve, will see 85,000 square feet added to its manufacturing facility â€“ representing a more than doubling in size of the plant.
The expansion will increase capacity to produce Unifiâ€™s recycled fibre brand, Repreve, and other premier value-added products (PVA) by up to 60 million pounds. The $10 million investment will add around 18-20 new jobs in the Yadkin County area in the future.
Work on the Yadkinville recycling centre is estimated to be finished in spring of 2016, and is being completed by North Carolina-based Omega Construction, Inc.
Roger Berrier, president and chief operating officer of Unifi, Inc said that this investment affirms their commitment to sustainability, and allows them to provide increased resources for the needs of their customers. They are encouraged by the continued growth of Repreve and the opportunities it brings for Unifi and their customers.
The company said that the investment will support the growth of Repreve as it develops new, expanding programs with customers, and will help Unifi meet increased consumer demand for environmentally responsible products. The state-of-the-art recycling plant originally opened in 2011.
Governor Pat McCrory welcoming the investment in Yadkin County, new job opportunity and as well as the continued development of North Carolina-based innovation said that Unifi's expansion underscores its continued growth and commitment to textiles in North Carolina.
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