WPT Nonwovens Corp. has recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Ohio County, Kentucky. The company, a family-owned nonwoven manufacturer, invested $19.5 million into the project, creating 35 new jobs in the process. The facility features a 75,000-square-foot manufacturing center that features a carded nonwoven production line. According to the company, the production line will add 12,000 annual metric tons of capacity for HVAC filtration media and hygiene fabrics to the company’s manufacturing capabilities.
In a recent quote, Travis Robbins, president of WPT, said, “WPT is excited to meet the growing demand for American-made nonwoven filtration media and even more excited to continue doing so in Ohio County and the incredible community of Beaver Dam.”
Gov. Andy Beshear added, “WPT is a homegrown success story showing the world that manufacturing is thriving in Kentucky. I am excited to see the company continue to grow here in Ohio County. I want to thank WPT’s leadership for their continued investment in the commonwealth and congratulate them on this exciting next step as a company.”
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