Textiles has long been a significant industry in Catawba County spurring the development of a strong network of support organizations.

Textiles have a long history in Catawba County.  Like many areas, Catawba's early industrial economy was largely made up of textile mills.  The Catawba River provided a readily available, abundant water supply and many textile products were manufactured in Catawba County beginning with yarn and including sock, hosiery, and bedding.  In the early part of the century, many of these textile factories moved their operations out of the country.  With companies producing both wovens and nonwovens for a variety of applications, the textile industry still thrives in Catawba County.  Please view our Advanced Textiles Fact Sheet to learn more.

Advanced Textiles in Catawba County
Company Location Local Employees Industry Sector
Hanes Industries Conover 200 Woven and nonwoven fabrics
TSG Finishing Multiple 170 Fabric finishing services
Fibrix Conover 75 High-loft nonwoven materials
Dalco Nonwovens Conover 60 Geosynthetic, furniture & automotive
Carolina Nonwovens Maiden 60 Automotive nonwovens
BSN Jobst Multiple 50 Wound & medical textiles
Fiber-Line, Inc. Hickory 50 Coated yarns for fiber optic cabling
Nufabrx Conover 20 Medicine-laced fabrics/products