Charleston, South Carolina, USA 22 December 2014 -- 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."
AstenJohnson is a global manufacturer of paper machine clothing, advanced and filtration fabrics, filaments, paper machine equipment, and custom rebuild solutions. As a supplier to the paper industry since 1790, privately held AstenJohnson has a thorough knowledge of equipment and processes, with the expertise to help customers be more profitable. The company employs more than 2,000 people. Locations include a corporate office in Charleston, SC, and six manufacturing plants in the USA, three in Canada, three in Europe, one in China, and one in Thailand. The company's R&D centers are in Canada and Belgium.