Weavexx upgrades N.S. production facility (August 09, 2010)
August 9, 2010 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Xerium Technologies will be upgrading equipment at its Weavexx forming fabrics facility in Kentville, N.S. To …
Xerium Technologies will be upgrading equipment at its Weavexx forming fabrics facility in Kentville, N.S. To support the company, the province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc., is providing a five-year payroll rebate up to a maximum of $500,000.
“As a global competitor, we must ensure that the products we produce are of the highest quality,” said plant manager Michael Fitzpatrick. “Our company has pioneered a number of technologies that are now considered industry standards. The capital investment in our Kentville facility is part of a long-term strategy to maintain our competitive advantage.”
Weavexx has increased its export market, including Asia, which makes up a significant portion of the Kentville plant’s business.
Weavexx employs 140 people in Kentville and has been a fixture in the community for more than 40 years. The plant produces forming fabrics — highly engineered synthetic textiles used in paper production. Weavexx also supplies forming, press, dryer, and engineered fabrics.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector led business development agency.
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