HAMPTON, New Hampshire (September 26, 2012) – New Hampshire-based Foss Manufacturing, a leading innovator and pioneer in the specialty fibers, non-woven, and needle-punch fabrics industry, announces that the company is opening a $15 million, 220,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution operation in Rome, Georgia.
The Georgia facility will employ about 150 people in the first three years and will enable the company to more quickly deliver products to specific, regional customers that often have customized orders required to be delivered on a very tight deadline.
With a worldwide customer base, Foss also continues its commitment to the growth of its Hampton, New Hampshire headquarters. The help and cooperation it has received from NH-based BFA and CEDC during the past several years has made this growth possible at the New Hampshire plant. Since January, the company has added two new production lines in New Hampshire and 60 new employees and is in the process of building another two production lines that will add 50 to 60 new jobs in Hampton within the next six months.
“This is an exciting time for Foss. We are experiencing growth in all areas,” said AJ Nassar, CEO of Foss Manufacturing. “Much of this growth is being driven by our talented research and development team located in our Hampton, New Hampshire headquarters. Over the next 12 months, we will be introducing new products and technologies enabling us to expand manufacturing and add employees throughout the company.”
About Foss Manufacturing Company, LLC
Foss Manufacturing Company, LLC is a leading innovator and pioneer in the specialty fibers, non-woven and needle-punch fabrics industry. From raw fiber to finished fabrics, Foss provides solutions for automotive, apparel, carpeting, construction, medical, and many other industries throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 58 years, Foss has achieved many industry firsts and earned hundreds of exclusive patents. Its latest breakthroughs include FOSSHIELD®, an antimicrobial fabric technology that is safe, natural and effective and Eco-fi, a high-quality textile fiber made from UL certified recycled non-BPA post plastic bottles. Foss’ umbrella also includes the well-known industry brands The Kunin™ Group, manufacturer of felt and fabric for the crafting market, and Ozite®, manufacturer of specially engineered fabrics for specific consumer, commercial and industrial applications. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Hampton, New Hampshire, all Foss products are proudly made in the USA.