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Congressman Clyburn visits DAK textile manufacturing unit
May '14
Congressman Jim Clyburn toured DAK America’s textile manufacturing facility in Goose Creek, S.C., to learn more about the company’s fiber production operations which are used in numerous downstream apparel and technical textile applications.
The visit is part of the National Council of Textile Organizations’ (NCTO) “Hill to the Mill” program which gives members of Congress an opportunity to see firsthand innovations and new investments in the textile manufacturing sector.  
DAK Americas is a leading employer in South Carolina, where it employs nearly 1,000 people in highly skilled jobs including full service and contract positions.  DAK Americas is a fast growing company with core businesses comprised of Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF), PET Container Resins (PET) and Terephthalic Acid (TPA). The company has a growing presence in its Specialty Polymers and GreenPET (recycled and renewable raw materials) businesses. 
“We were honored to host Congressman Clyburn’s visit to our plant, and to show him the investments we are making in new products and technology in an effort to support U.S. textile jobs,” said Jorge Young, President and CEO of DAK Americas. “We are proud of the significant contributions our facilities and workers make to the state of South Carolina and are very pleased that Congressman Clyburn would take time to better familiarize himself with our company.” 
The U.S. textile manufacturing sector in general has continued to see investment and growth over the past year. The U.S. has become an increasingly attractive option for textile investment due to competitive energy, transportation, and fiber costs. Beyond these basic economic factors, a key driver for the new investment surge has been the success of “yarn forward” origin requirements included in every major U.S. free trade agreement.  


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