This acquisition is said to expand Milliken’s open-end yarn production for its protective fabrics, workwear, industrial, government and defense, and napery textile business units.
“Investing in this plant enhances the agility of Milliken’s textile business and shores up our supply chain in the U.S. to benefit our customers,” states Halsey Cook, Milliken’s president and CEO.
According to the company, the plant will be renamed the “Two Rivers Plant” as a nod to its team and the community it serves. It will become a spinning hub for its textile operations, and multiple Milliken textile plants throughout the Southeast will source yarn from the Two Rivers Plant.
“Adding this plant to the Milliken manufacturing footprint helps us meet current production needs and offers additional capacity for future growth,” says Kevin Brown, senior vice president of global operations for Milliken’s textile business. “The expansion helps us create a resilient supply chain that offers consistency and surety for both our product lines and customers.”