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11/2/2018

BGF Industries to relocate to Virginia

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The Porcher Industries subsidiary plans to relocate its headquarters and R&D activities from Greensboro, NC, US to Danville, VA, US.

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Porcher Industries’ (Eclose-Badinières, France) subsidiary BGF Industries Inc. (Greensboro, NC, US) has announced its planned investment of $7 million USD to relocate its headquarters and research & development activities from Greensboro to the Danville, VA, US. In early 2019, the company will construct a 2,320m2 purpose-built facility at Cyber Park, owned by the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority. The move will create 65 new positions.  The move follows BGF Industries’ acquisition of a 13,375m2 manufacturing plant in Virginia last year.

BGF Industries Inc., operating as Burlington Glass Fabrics, was one of the first US-based weavers of fiberglass textiles in 1941, and became a subsidiary of the Porcher Industries Group in 1988. Its technical textiles and advanced composite materials are used in aerospace, construction, automotive, electrical, filtration, insulation and protection applications around the world. 
 

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