Danish textile firm to build its first U.S. plant in Asheboro

The company plans to invest $60 million in the site, which will also create 145 new jobs.   File image

Danish textile firm Fibertex Personal Care plans to create its first United States manufacturing facility in Asheboro, North Carolina, according to Gov. Roy Cooper's website.

The company plans to invest $60 million in the site, which will also create 145 new jobs. The project is partially funded by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG).

“Fibertex Personal Care could go anywhere in the world, but they chose North Carolina,” Cooper said.  “Our state’s workforce and leadership in manufacturing and textiles brought this company here.”

Fibertex Personal Care makes non-woven items for use in products such as diapers and feminine hygiene materials. The company has 600 global employees that work at plants in Denmark, Germany and Malaysia.

“Fibertex Personal Care joins the growing number of global manufacturing companies selecting our state,” North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland said. “Randolph County and Asheboro, with choice sites, strong business and education environments and stellar quality of life made a winning combination for the company.”

The new jobs that will be created include administrative and technical positions worth an average above $40,000 annual salary. The current average salary in the county is just under $34,000.

“The coming factory in Asheboro will cover the markets of North and South America, which are very important for our expansion,” Mikael Staal Axelsen, group CEO of Fibertex Personal Care, said. “We expect fine growth rates within our niche, and therefore, the factory will need to be operational by the end of 2018. We are very pleased with the cooperation with North Carolina and Randolph County about this project, and look forward to being a part the community in Asheboro.”

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