$7 million investment by subsidiary BGF

29.11.2018 The manufacturer of technical textiles and advanced composites BGF Industries Inc., Greensboro, NC/USA, a subsidiary of the technical textiles manufacturer Porcher Industries SA, Badinières/France, has announced its planned investment of US$7 million to relocate its headquarters and research and development (R&D) activities from Greensboro to the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, VA/USA.

Porcher relocation
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Porcher relocation

In early 2019, the company will construct a 2,320 m² purpose-built facility at Cyber Park, Danville. The move will create 65 new positions. BGF Industries currently employs over 750 people across 6 sites.

The new facility will work collaboratively with the France-based R&D center to build on the 200 patents already held by Porcher, and support global customers and projects. The move follows BGF Industries’ acquisition of a 13,375 m² manufacturing plant in Virginia last year, and reinforces Porcher Industries’ commitment to the US market.