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Glen Raven Expands Norlina, North Carolina, Operations

07/30/2021
Glen Raven, Inc., a leading provider of innovative performance textiles, will invest $82 million s as it expands its Custom Fabrics operations in Warren County, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 205 jobs.

“Ever since Glen Raven was founded in the great state of North Carolina in 1880, we’ve invested in our communities and have celebrated many accomplishments together,” said Leib Oehmig, CEO at Glen Raven, Inc. “We look forward to building on this legacy as we further grow and strengthen both Warren County and Glen Raven for the future.”

A performance-based grant of $1,000,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Glen Raven Custom Fabrics’ expansion in Warren County. The OneNC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All OneNC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“Companies that already do business in rural North Carolina know the advantages of communities like Warren County,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Glen Raven’s experience here provides the confidence they need that our workforce, transportation systems and business climate will best support this next phase of growth for their company.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Duke Energy and Warren County.

“Manufacturers like Glen Raven are key economic engines in the rural parts of our state,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “North Carolina’s continued focus on talent and workforce development means companies in communities large and small will find the skilled workers they need to succeed.”

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