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Frontier Spinning Mills Expands Its Wetumpka, Alabama, Plant

05/01/2017
Frontier Spinning Mills plans to invest $6 million to add new, state-of-the-art fiber preparation and open-end spinning equipment, in addition to warehouse space, at its plant in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama.

“Frontier Spinning Mills is very pleased to announce this significant investment in the Wetumpka Plant. We appreciate the support of the Elmore County Economic Development Authority and the State of Alabama,” said Robin Perkins, the company’s CEO.

“The Wetumpka Plant has a history of excellence in quality, safety, productivity, and cost. It has been the commitment and dedication of our employees over the years that has established Frontier as the premier yarn producer in the United States and globally. This project provides stability and growth for this operation, Elmore County, and Frontier,” Perkins added.

Frontier expects to complete the expansion project at the Alabama plant by August 1st. The facility primarily uses cotton and polyesters fibers in an open-end spinning process that creates yarn without using a spindle.

“Frontier is an industry leader in open-end spinning technology, and this new investment will enhance productivity at the Elmore County facility and position it for the future,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

“In addition, this expansion project shows that Frontier Spinning has great confidence in its Alabama workforce and in the partnership we have developed with the company at a state and local level,” Secretary Canfield added.

“We are delighted that 16 years ago Frontier Yarns selected Elmore County as one of their manufacturing sites and are now expanding their facility,” said Troy Stubbs, Chairman of the Elmore County Commission. “We sincerely appreciate committed corporate partners like Frontier who choose to grow with Elmore County.”

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