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December 22, 2014

AstenJohnson acquires Eagle Nonwovens business

 

Charleston, SC ….. AstenJohnson, a premier supplier of paper machine clothing, filaments, specialty and filtration fabrics, and equipment for the paper industry, today completed the acquisition of Eagle Nonwovens, Inc. in the USA.

Eagle Nonwovens is known for producing consistent, high-quality products and delivering them with fast service.  The company has also gained a reputation for creative problem solving by developing innovative needlepunch solutions for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, filtration, and home furnishings industries. It manufactures products in its 170,000 square-foot facility in St. Louis, Missouri.  The plant utilizes state-of-the-art Dilo Systems production equipment with in-line calendering, heat setting, singeing, glazing, etc.  The facility is capable of processing more than 30 million pounds of synthetic fiber each year.

The Eagle Nonwovens business unit reports to Steve Polston, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AstenJohnson.  Gregg Badami, Founder of Eagle Nonwovens, will continue with the company throughout a transition period.

“We are excited to welcome Eagle Nonwovens into our family of businesses,” says Dan Cappell, President and Chief Executive Officer of AstenJohnson.  “This is yet another opportunity to offer customers an array of high performance products, technical expertise, and innovative solutions. The workforce at Eagle Nonwovens is highly engaged and professional, and shares our commitment to Lean Manufacturing and Quality.”

Contact:
Steve Polston
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
+1 843 202 6259
steve.polston@astenjohnson.com

About AstenJohnson

AstenJohnson is a global manufacturer for the paper industry, supplying paper machine clothing and advanced filtration fabrics to papermakers around the world. As a supplier to the paper industry since 1790, AstenJohnson and its family of companies leverage longstanding knowledge of manufacturing processes to offer all its customers deep expertise and innovation. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Its corporate headquarters is in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

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