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June 8, 2013

Nashville plant to close

NASHVILLE, Ga. — Mike Gorey, president and CEO of Propex Operating Company, LLC, announced plans on Friday to consolidate most of the woven geotextiles produced in their Nashville, Ga., plant to the Hazlehurst, Ga., production facility over the next six months.

This move is in response to Propex’s North American excess capacity, which is a direct result of federal defense cuts, stimulus elimination and the industry’s shift to non-woven products.

Over the past few months, Propex has reduced staffing of their Nashville facility to better align the capacity and demand for the products being produced there. The Nashville plant will be closed, Gorey said. Earlier in the week, Propex announced an expansion at its Hazelhurst facility.

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