Nonwovens and Floorcovering

New plants and equipment in the U.S. Nonwoven industry

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Nonwovens :
Charleston, S.C.-based AstenJohnson — a supplier of paper machine clothing, filaments, specialty and filtration fabrics, and equipment for the paper industry — completed the acquisition of St. Louis, Mo.-based Eagle Nonwovens Inc., a company known for producing and developing innovative needlepunch solutions for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, filtration, and home furnishings industries. It has a 170,000 ft2 facility in St. Louis that utilizes state-of-the-art DiloGroup production equipment with in-line calendering, heat-setting, singeing, and glazing, among other equipment. The facility can process more than 30 million pounds of man-made fiber annually. The Eagle Nonwovens business unit reports to Steve Polston, senior vice president and CFO of AstenJohnson. Gregg Badami, founder of Eagle Nonwovens, will continue with the company through the transition period.

East Walpole, Mass.-based Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V) — a global supplier of advanced materials for filtration, battery separators, and industrial applications —announced plans to purchase the Floyd Flex Building from the Floyd County Economic Development Authority in Virginia to house its new Technostat® production line. The Floyd Flex Building is located two miles from its current Floyd County plant, and will be leased with intent to purchase to support the expansion underway at H&V’s Floyd, Va., operation. The Technostat filter media production line is expected to be operational by mid-2015.

Floorcovering :
The Dixie Group, Dalton, Ga., acquired the assets of Dalton-based Burtco Enterprises Inc. Burtco, doing business as B Carpet, serves the hospitality carpet market. The company specializes in Tapistron® CYP tufted products made using wool or solution-dyed nylon. The Dixie Group will continue to operate Burtco’s Chickamauga, Ga., tufting plant, and will hire substantially all of Burtco’s employees across the company from operations to sales and marketing. Elizabeth Moore, Burtco CEO, will continue to lead the operation.


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