Carolina Nonwovens opens Maiden factory, creates 35 new jobs

Carolina Nonwovens held a grand opening Wednesday for a new 92,000 square-foot factory in Maiden that created 35 new jobs.

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who attended the opening, said the expansion is good news for the state’s manufacturing sector.

“A lot of people gave up on manufacturing in North Carolina and in our country over the last decade, but we should never give up on manufacturing, manufacturing is the heart of North Carolina and I am proud of that,” said McCrory, who is running for reelection against Democrat Roy Cooper.

Carolina Nonwovens, a textile manufacturer for the automotive industry and other sectors, is a subsidiary of National Spinning Co. The new Maiden facility, built on 11 acres, has a total of 65 jobs.