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Georgia: FiberVisions invests $48 million in expanding Covington operations, creates 21 jobs

Christian Fernsby |
FiberVisions, a major employer in Covington for more than 50 years, will invest $48 million in expanding its polyolefin fiber manufacturing operations in Newton County, Georgia.

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This expansion, which comes in response to a sharp increase in demand for hygiene products made with bicomponent fibers such as face masks and baby wipes, will create 21 additional jobs.

FiberVisions is the world’s leading supplier of bicomponent fibers and an international producer of polyolefin staple fibers for nonwoven applications. In addition to face masks and baby wipes, the company’s products are used in diapers and many other everyday hygiene products.

Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, the company also maintains operations in Athens, in addition to Covington. FiberVisions employs roughly 350 Georgians across the state.

Installation of this world-class bicomponent fiber line is expected to be complete by the first half of 2021. Once renovations are complete, FiberVisions will be hiring for positions in advanced manufacturing.

FiberVisions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thailand-based Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited. With facilities located in key regions around the world, FiberVisions has the broadest global reach of any polyolefin staple fiber producer, giving the company the ability to serve its customers wherever they are located.

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