TOTOWA - Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and healthcare industries, is expanding its capacity with the opening of a new needlepunch plant in North Carolina.
The new 160,000-square-foot facility, once a textiles production plant that serviced the automobile industry, will help the company serve its customer base in the high-growth mattress industry.
Represents Precision's first domestic manufacturing facility outside its New Jersey headquarters, the plant will double its needlepunch nonwovens production and boost its high-loft quilting fibre output by 50%.
In addition to its production capacity, the facility includes warehousing space with the 100-person workforce including new employees as well as some experienced staff from the textiles company that previously operated the plant.
“Demand for these products has risen to the point where we are near full capacity at our home facility in New Jersey,” said Scott Tesser, CEO of Precision Textiles. “In addition to keeping pace with current demand, this investment positions us for future growth as we continue to expand our customer base in the bedding and automotive industries.
“This new factory will enable us to better meet the needs of our customers throughout the nation and logistically helps us reduce transit time to those located across the Southeast. It will also give us more capacity to better serve both existing and new customers,” Tesser added. “The plant previously had a nice history in textiles manufacturing, so it provided us with a head start in terms of equipment and experienced employees.”