Glass fiber company invests US$7 million in new HQ

Glass textiles company BGF Industries says that it plans to invest US$7 million to relocate its headquarters .

Glass textiles company BGF Industries, a subsidiary of Porcher Industries, says that it plans to invest US$7 million to relocate its headquarters and R & D activities from Greensboro, North Caroline, US to Pittsylvania County in Virginia. In early 2019, the company will construct a 2,320 m3 and create 65 new positions.

This move follows BGF Industries’ acquisition of a 13,375 m3 manufacturing plant in Virginia last year, and reinforces Porcher Industries’ commitment to the US market, the company says.

‘The brand new, purpose-built facility in Virginia will work collaboratively with our France-based R&D Centre to build on the 200 patents we already hold, and support our global customers and projects,’ said Porcher Industries CEO and chairman André Genton.

This story is reprinted from material from Porcherwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

» Publication Date: 05/11/2018

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