August 25, 2006
August 25, 2006 - The Burlington WorldWide division of International Textile Group, Inc., announced that it will begin transitioning fabric from it's dyeing and finishing plant located in Hurt, Va., to other facilities in North Carolina.
Changes in marketing demand for both synthetic and worsted wool fabrics have significantly affected production volume. Decreases in synthetic demand have come from customers moving more of their apparel cut-and-sew needs to Asia. At the same time, worsted wool volumes continue to be down due to the military's decreased purchases of dress uniform fabrics.
To maintain a competitive domestic product, the division will begin transitioning all worsted wool styles to the division's Raeford, N.C., plant. The synthetic fabric styles will move to the Burlington House Finishing plant (BHF), pending approval of certain economic incentives. The BHF plant, going forward, will service both the Burlington Worldwide and Burlington House divisions.
Both the Raeford and Burlington plants will add employees in line with the transitioned production. Transfer opportunities will be available for interested Hurt employees. Staff contact: Rita Kourlis Samuelson, ext. 29