As part of its ongoing effort to become the Supplier of Choice by providing its customers with the softest carpets possible at the best possible pricing, Beaulieu says it will be closing its Royston spun yarn facility in Royston, GA, on November 26, while increasing production of softer BCF products at other locations.
our capacities to meet the needs of the marketplace and our customers will only
enhance our service capabilities,” commented Ralph Boe, president and ceo of
Beaulieu of America. “While there will still be demand for spun yarn, the
demand will be lower than in the past. Our soft BCF fibers in both nylon and
polyester have gained tremendous momentum over the past year.”
announced that it will continue to develop the softer fibers along with other
technologies that are customer-focused. “The decision, while always difficult,
will allow us to make improvements at other facilities to keep up with the
increased demand of our new soft products,” said Boe. “It is unfortunate that
the Royston mill must be shut down, as our associates have been stellar
performers producing excellent quality products for many, many years.”
As part of
its mission to be the Employer of Choice, Beaulieu is offering employment to
all 192 Royston associates willing to relocate and will provide them with
moving assistance. For those unable to relocate, Beaulieu will provide resume
building, interview skill training and job application assistance.
Beaulieu implements changes to ‘keep up with demand'
September 24, 2010