Asten Johnson, a global textile manufacturer headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, dates back to 1790 and has selected Waco, Texas, as its eighth location in North America. It is reported that the company will invest $40 million in the next two years to build the 220000 square foot facility.
CEO and President & nbsp; Kevin Frank said: & ldquo; We are pleased to add a new Aspen Johnson plant in Waco, Texas. The long-term prospects of our nonwovens business are very good. Customer demand for our products has been growing. This investment will enable us to meet the growing demand and continue to provide more products and innovations. We are pleased to welcome future Waco employees to the Asten Johnson family& rdquo;
The plant will focus on the development of non-woven fabrics in the market, including automobile lightweight and composite manufacturing. In addition to the world's latest needled non-woven technology, Waco's plant will remain clean, air-conditioned and will focus on sustainable business practices.
“ Waco is & nbsp; Aspen Johnson's unique location. It is close to our customers, but more importantly, the spirit of innovation, integrity, inclusiveness and teamwork has been integrated into the people of the region, & rdquo; Neil Johnson, President of nonwovens, said& Ldquo; These values are at the core of Asten Johnson and make Waco feel at home when we start working together. We have been here for a long time and are very happy to provide community members with stable career choices, competitive wages and commitment to extensive training and development& rdquo;
Asten Johnson decided to settle in Grand Waco, representing the regional economic development cooperation between Waco, mcclennan county and Waco industry foundation. Waco and McLennan county have worked together strategically to provide incentives to support the project. In addition, the Waco industry foundation cooperates with the project on the land needed to maintain the operation of Asten Johnson.
“ Waco is pleased to welcome & nbsp; Sten Johnson joins our community. This is an exciting announcement, which has brought high-quality employment opportunities, a large amount of capital investment and advanced technology to Waco; Dillon meek, mayor of Waco, said& Ldquo; This announcement reinforces what we know: Waco's economy is growing and is a great commercial city& rdquo;
Vice president of sales and marketing & nbsp; Jim Porterfield added: & ldquo; The facility will enable us to better serve existing and new customers in Eagle nonwovens and FOSS high performance materials business units. Customers in the automotive, aerospace, filtration, in situ curing pipeline and other technology industries will be one of the customers we plan to support from our new site in Texas& rdquo; Asten Johnson plans to start operations in early 2023.