Governor Bev Perdue on Oct. 3 announced that Fendrich Industries Inc., a manufacturer of textiles and printed cloth fabrics, will expand its operations by locating a new division in Polk County. The company plans to create 23 jobs and invest $740,000 over the next three years in Tryon. The project was made possible in part by an $115,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The N.C. Department of Commerce’s Cindy Messer was the developer on this project.
Fendrich Industries, a family-owned operation, operates in three divisions: Carolina Manufacturing Company, Union County Printworks and Carolina Yarn Processors. The company produces a variety of printed cloth products such as bandannas. It also bleaches and dyes natural and synthetic yarn for weavers in the home furnishings industry. Fendrich Industries currently employs more than 40 people at its Polk County facility.
Other partners that helped with this project include: N.C. Community Colleges, Polk County, Town of Tryon and the Polk County Economic and Tourism Development Board. Read more.