Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / VICAM to build PET stable carpet fiber plant in Manchester
VICAM to build PET stable carpet fiber plant in Manchester
11
Mar '11
Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Ryuji Matsumoto, President of VIAM Manufacturing Inc, announced plans to locate VICAM in Manchester, Tenn. The company is a newly formed subsidiary of leading nonwoven materials producer Japan Vilene Company (JVC) to be managed by VIAM Manufacturing and utilize technology developed by Oyama Chemical. VICAM will build a facility for the production of a polyester-based carpet fiber that is expected to open in January 2012, and represents an investment of $32 million and 70 new jobs when all phases of construction are complete.

“I welcome VICAM to Tennessee and thank JVC, VIAM Manufacturing and Oyama Chemical for their confidence in our state's business friendly climate and high-quality workforce,” said Governor Haslam. “Japan has long been Tennessee's largest foreign investor nation, and we are particularly grateful for the growing presence of Japanese companies in the Volunteer State and the investment and jobs they bring.”

VICAM's new Manchester facility will produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) stable carpet fiber by recycling PET clear bottles, using Oyama Chemical's fiber technology. The carpet fiber will then be used in headliner, seat backs and door panels in the automotive industry.

“Governor Haslam and I are focused on how we can best retain and grow jobs in Tennessee, and VICAM's new facility will certainly help us further that goal,” said Commissioner Hagerty. “It is a testament to Tennessee and Coffee County's attractiveness to business when companies with an established presence in our state like VIAM Manufacturing help create new jobs and encourage new ventures.”

The plant will be located on a 12-acre site that will house a 44,000 square foot facility with the capability for a future expansion of 120,000 square feet. Future expansion plans include supplying PET stable carpet fiber to VIAM Manufacturing in their manufacture of automotive floor mats. As a producer of high quality, custom design floor, trunk and cargo mats, VIAM is a supplier for many of the big automotive companies, including Nissan North America, Inc.

“I couldn't be more pleased VICAM has chosen to make this investment in Coffee County,” said Coffee County Mayor David Pennington. “VIAM Manufacturing has a strong reputation for quality and reliability within the automotive industry, and VICAM will be creating good quality jobs for our community.”

“The success of this project is a testament to the strong working relationship between our Industrial Board, the city of Manchester, Coffee County and the state of Tennessee,” said Bill Comer, chairman, Industrial Board of Coffee County. “I believe VICAM will be a strong addition to our growing roster of corporate citizens.”

JVC was established in 1960 in Japan and has become a world leader in nonwoven products. The company expanded its operation into North American in 1983 with the establishment of VIAM Manufacturing Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and then VIAM Tennessee in Manchester in 1999. In 2008, VIAM's Manchester location became the headquarters for VIAM North America, a leader in automotive floor mats and interior products.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's mission is to create higher skilled, better paying jobs for all Tennesseans. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

No shortage of cotton & yarn in country: Minister

There is no shortage of cotton and yarn in the country, and the...

Pic courtesy: Sutlej Textiles & Industries Ltd

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

Sutlej Textiles’ Q1 FY18 EBITDA expands to Rs 76.28 cr

Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL), one of India’s largest...

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

CAI revises 2016-17 cotton crop to 337.25 lakh bales

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has upwardly revised cotton crop...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

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

July 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X