TOTOWA, N.J. — Precision Textiles has signed a lease for a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Troy, N.C., its first production facility outside its New Jersey headquarters and one expected to reduce ship times to customers in the Southeast
The facility, part of a 25-acre campus on Glen Road, is expected to be operational by Sept. 1 and will employ 100. Once a textiles production plant serving the auto industry, the facility will double the Precision Textiles’ needle-punch nonwovens production and boost its high-loft quilting fiber output by 50%, it said in a release.
In addition to its production capacity, the facility includes warehousing space. The workforce will include new employees as well as some experienced staff from the textiles company that previously operated the plant.
“Demand for these products has risen to the point where we are near full capacity at our home facility in New Jersey,” said Scott Tesser, Precision Textiles CEO. “In addition to keeping pace with current demand, this investment positions us for future growth as we continue to expand our customer base in the bedding and automotive industries.
“This new factory will enable us to better meet the needs of our customers throughout the nation and logistically helps us reduce transit time to those located across the Southeast. It will also give us more capacity to better serve both existing and new customers,” Tesser added. “The plant previously had a nice history in textiles manufacturing, so it provided us with a head start in terms of equipment and experienced employees.”
Founded in 1987, Totowa, New Jersey-based Precision Textiles is a global supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminates for companies in the mattress, home furnishings, automotive and healthcare industries, as well as military apparel. With a specialized emphasis on flame retardant-compliant materials designed for use in mattresses and sleep products, the company manufactures its family of products at its 250,000-square-foot headquarters in New Jersey, which includes a state-of-the-art laboratory, factory and warehouse.
The company also operates four warehouses in Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Texas, Clearwater, Fla., and Archdale, N.C. – as well as a warehouse in Asia.