Unifi Expanding its North Carolina Recycling Facility

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 10, 2014

1 Min Read
Unifi Expanding its North Carolina Recycling Facility

Unifi Inc. is expanding its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, N.C.

The facility will increase its recycling capacity to 72 million pounds annually from 42 million pounds, the Greensboro, N.C.-based company said in a news release.

The company invested $5 million in capital expenditures with the plant.

Unifi said it is expanding the facility because of demand from new customer adoptions with companies such as Ford Motor Co., The North Face, Nike, Volcom and Patagonia.

The Repreve products, using fiber made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles, are a strategic focus for the company.

The expansion adds 10 jobs.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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