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Carolina Nonwovens Plans Fostoria, Ohio, Production Operations

Nonwoven supplier Carolina Nonwovens, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Spinning Co., Inc., plans to establish operations in Fostoria, Ohio. The $4 million project is expected to create at least 28 jobs.

The facility will feature a new nonwoven production line and ancillary processes and include space for logistics, engineering, quality control, product design, and offices. Operations are scheduled for the third quarter of 2024.

“We could not be more pleased with the progress Carolina Nonwovens has made since we acquired it in 2012. We appreciate the efforts of the entire team and the opportunities this opens for our associates, trading partners, local economies and shareholders. The assistance provided by staffs of the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, the Regional Growth Partnership, JobsOhio, Sutton Bank, Ohio Logistics, the county of Seneca and the town of Fostoria contributed significantly to our decision to locate the new state-of-the-art nonwovens facility in Fostoria, Ohio,” Jim Booterbaugh, National Spinning President and CEO said.

Carolina Nonwovens utilizes air lay technology and raw materials to produce products for a diverse range of end-use markets. The company’s capabilities range from 300 GSM to over 5000 GSM with thicknesses from 5mm to over 200mm and widths up to 2.8 meters.

“Ohio has one of the nation’s largest and most skilled manufacturing workforces, and Carolina Nonwovens’ key customers, including those in the automotive sector, are easily accessible from Seneca County. It’s clear why company leaders chose this new location in Fostoria for its first manufacturing facility in Ohio, which creates up to 30 quality new jobs,” noted J.P. Nauseef, President & CEO of JobsOhio.

"Working alongside the leadership team of the Carolina Nonwovens on this project has been wonderful. Their presence is set to greatly benefit both Fostoria and the State of Ohio. We sincerely value their commitment to our community and eagerly anticipate a continued partnership in the years ahead,” added Renee Smith, president, Fostoria Economic Development Corporation.

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