Firestone’s U.S. Kings Mountain facility has manufactured tire cord and similar products. Firestone Fibers & Textiles has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered plants located in Kings Mountain and Gastonia in North Carolina, as well as Woodstock, Ontario since 1992.
Robert Browne, Chairman of the Gaston County Economic Development Commission said that, “It was a true team effort on the part of the Gaston County Board of Commissioners, the Kings Mountain City Council and the staff of the Economic Development Commission to bring this project to fruition.”
Chairman of the Gaston County Board of Commissioners, Chad Brown, said that, “This plant expansion is great news for Kings Mountain and Gaston County.” He quoted that, “It is always gratifying when one of our community’s oldest operating industrial firms – Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company continues to grow.”
Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler said that, “This expansion of Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company is wonderful.” He added that, “The Kings Mountain City Council is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for industry. This internationally recognized brand helps our efforts to recruit additional businesses to our city. Growth of an existing company is a testament to the economic health of the local community and to the ease of having operations in that community. As a city we strive to provide the best possible customer service to strengthen this life-long partnership with Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company. “
The manufacturer of technical textile fibres plans to invest approximately USD 19.8 million in the plant expansion and new machinery and equipment, and create at least 25 new jobs in Gaston County.
Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company is expanding its 483916-square-foot North American headquarters and advanced manufacturing plant in Kings Mountain, NC by 110000 square feet.
The Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company, LLC history
Since 1935, we have accumulated years of experience manufacturing tire cord and similar products. Firestone Fibers & Textiles has developed many proprietary processes and unique procedures that contribute to the quality of our fibres and fabrics.
Our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered plants are located in Kings Mountain and Gastonia, North Carolina, USA, and Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. We manufacture both standard industry items and unique proprietary materials for specialized applications. All are known for their consistent quality and performance, and are backed by responsive sales and technical support for problem solving and applications assistance.
Firestone Fibers & Textiles serves progressive companies throughout the United States and Canada, as well as South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.