Precision Textiles Opens Needlepunch, Highloft Nonwoven Factory – Nonwoven Industry Magazine
After 34 years of manufacturing products nationwide from its headquarters in Totowa, New Jersey, Precision Textiles officially opened its second manufacturing facility in North Carolina. The new plant is located near the facilities of many of the company’s customers in the bedding industry – a critical factor in choosing Precision Textiles for the site location.
Troy Mayor Craig Jones and City Manager Greg Zephie led a delegation of several local business and community leaders, as well as representatives from Montgomery County Community College, who attended the event along with several team members. Company executives, including Scott Tesser, Managing Director, Peter Longo, President and COO, Keith Martin, Vice President and Gerry Welkley, National Sales Director.
“This location puts us where we need to be,” Tesser said, as he prepared to cut the tape for the opening. “We’ve been manufacturing for many years in our New Jersey facility, and now we’re taking the next step. Being located here, in the heart of one of the largest bedding manufacturing areas in the South East, is critical to our growth. This openness marks our commitment to the industry, our customers and also our employees. “
Formerly a textile production plant serving the automotive industry, the Troy plant will eventually double the manufacturer’s production of needle-punched nonwovens and increase its production of highloft quilting fibers by 50%. In addition to its production capacity, the facility includes warehouse space and will eventually create 100 jobs in the Troy region, including new employees as well as experienced staff from the textile company Auria Solutions, the former occupant. From the factory.
The new plant will allow Precision to better meet the needs of its customers across the country and, in particular, to reduce shipping times for its customers in the South East. The additional capacity will also allow the company to meet the needs of existing and new customers as it seeks new avenues to grow its business down the road.