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Unifi adds 85,000 sq ft space to Repreve Recycling Center
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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)

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