Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Unifi adds 85,000 sq ft space to Repreve Recycling Center
Unifi adds 85,000 sq ft space to Repreve Recycling Center
18
Jul '15
Unifi, Inc has started work on adding 85,000 square foot additional space to its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, North Carolina.

According to a Unifi press release, the expansion will increase capacity of Repreve and other premier value-added products by up to 60 million pounds.

“The $10 million investment will add an estimated 18-20 new jobs in the Yadkin County area in the future,” it said.

"We are very encouraged by the continued growth of Repreve and the opportunities it brings for Unifi and our customers,” said Roger Berrier, president at Unifi.

“This investment affirms our commitment to sustainability, and allows us to provide increased resources for the needs of our customers,” Berrier added.

“The new investment will support the growth of Repreve as a result of expanding value-added programs with customers, and increased consumer demand for environmentally responsible products,” Unifi informed.

“Unifi’s expansion underscores its continued growth and commitment to textiles in North Carolina,” said North Carolina governor Pat McCrory.

“We welcome these new jobs and the investment in Yadkin County, as well as the continued development of North Carolina-based innovation,” the governor too added.

As part of Unifi’s company-wide commitment to sustainability, the Repreve Recycling Center was built with environmental benefits in mind.

The addition will aim to incorporate many of the same sustainable features as the original building like skylights to take advantage of natural sunlight, energy-efficient light fixtures and building materials made from recycled content.

Adding to the focus on sustainability, a newly installed solar farm will provide roughly 10 per cent of the energy at the Center.

The solar farm has a one-megawatt capacity and sits on six acres of land at Unifi’s G. Allen Mebane Industrial Complex in Yadkinville.

"Unifi has been an integral part of Yadkin County for nearly 45 years,” said Bobby Todd, president of Economic Development Partnership and executive director of Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce.

“We are pleased that Unifi continues to grow and bring economic growth and job opportunities to our area,” Todd observed.

Unifi is a multi-national manufacturing company that produces and sells textured and other processed yarns designed to meet customer specifications.

In addition to its flagship Repreve products, it offers eco-friendly yarns made from recycled materials like Sorbtek, Reflexx, Aio, Satura, Augusta, A.M.Y., Mynx UV and Microvista.

Unifi's yarns find applications in apparel, hosiery, automotive, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pyrates Smart Fabrics

Textiles | On 16th Jul 2018

Spain's Pyrates Smart Fabrics targets Asia, S America

Spain-based Pyrates Smart Fabrics, whose major markets are northern...

Bangladesh to modernise 3 jute factories to boost sector

Textiles | On 16th Jul 2018

Bangladesh to modernise 3 jute factories to boost sector

The executive committee of Bangladesh’s National Economic Council...

Courtesy: Asda

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jul 2018

J Sainsbury agrees to £3.5 bn financing for Asda merger

J Sainsbury plc has agreed for a financing package of £3.5 billion in ...

Interviews View All

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search