August 19, 2020

AstenJohnson Invests in North American Dryer Plant

Charleston, SC August 19, 2020. AstenJohnson is pleased to announce a new investment in its Kanata Ontario Dryer plant. This investment will address the increased demand for locally supplied Dryer fabrics in the US and Canadian markets.  AstenJohnson continues to manufacture products from within the region where they are sold, reducing their carbon footprint, and their customer’s carbon footprint from transport.

The AstenJohnson Board of Directors approved an investment of $2.5M USD to install a new high-speed loom to expand their ability to deliver quickly to the North American market. They are also hiring new associates to match the increase in production as well as provide excellent customer service. This investment fortifies their commitment to increase supply, while still providing the high quality their customers rely on.

AstenJohnson is currently the North American and Worldwide market leader in Dryer fabrics for the Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) industry. They are continuing to make investments during these difficult times to persist in improving service to customers.

 They expect the loom to be operational during the first quarter of 2021.

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For further information, please contact:

Daniel Hédou
Global Marketing Manager

About AstenJohnson

AstenJohnson is a global manufacturer of pulp & paper machine clothing, advanced and filtration fabrics, filaments, and nonwoven fabrics for filtration, automotive, cured-in-place piping and composites. The company has manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, with corporate headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. AstenJohnson emphasizes quality in its innovative products and builds long-term relationships with its customers, associates, suppliers and communities based on five values: Safety, Excellence, Integrity, People, and Sustainability. Together, these values contribute to customer satisfaction.