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The town of Clarkton is getting a new business. New Generation Yarn Corporation (a North Carolina based company) formally announced its activities to expand their North Carolina based warping operations. This new facility, located in Clarkton, NC, will operate under the trade name “Warp Clarkton”. This large new manufacturing facility will include both conventional warping and draw warping machines and also serve as a warehousing and distribution center. This expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. New Generation Yarn has maintained manufacturing facilities in the North Carolina area for over 20 years.

As stated by the company CEO, Shartel (Skip) Smith “This expansion will give New Generation Yarn added flexibility and capacity to service and react to its customers’ needs more quickly and efficiently”.

The company is expected to bring 75 to 100 new jobs and make an investment of $4 million.

Warp Clarkton is currently accepting applications for employment through NC Works and at the Clarkton Plant, located at 10575 WR Latham Street, Clarkton, North Carolina, 28433.