Officials Celebrate Avgol Expansion
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 23, 2012
Avgol Nonwovens in Mocksville has opened a fourth production line – a $35 million investment bringing 40 new jobs and boosting the total local workforce to 180.
Avgol manufactures approximately 10 percent of the global non-woven fabric for baby and adult diapers at plants in China, Israel, Russia and the U.S. With the new line, the Mocksville plant will produce 60,000 metric tons of material annually, or 50 percent of Avgol’s global capacity.
Avgol’s major customers include Proctor and Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unicharm, SCA, AHP and Covidien.
Shlomo Liran, Avgol chief executive officer as well as visitors from Israel, Singapore and China, were in Mocksville to celebrate the opening of the line. Davie officials were on hand. It included a tour of the flagship plant in Mocksville and a celebration toast.
Liran thanked customers and their employees for placing their trust in Avgol. This trust led to double-digit growth for Avgol. He thanked Mocksville employees for their hard work and consistently producing a high-quality product which made the expansion possible. He thanked Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina and EnergyUnited for assisting in its pursuit of growth and job.
Liran said a fifth line would make Mocksville’s plant the largest single producer of non-woven fabric.
Ronnie Batchler, Mocksville chief executive officer, thanked customers, employees, shareholders and board members.
“Avgol continues to be a great corporate partner in Mocksville and they continue to provide high quality manufacturing jobs in Davie,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie Economic Development Commission. “We will continue to support Avgol’s plans and look forward to their success.”
The new line is the third expansion in Mocksville since purchased from Unifi in 2001 …