Salisbury: DuraFiber Technologies Set to Close Its Statesville Blvd Plant in September. 373 Jobs Lost Unless Facilities Change Hands

Posted on July 14, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ The Rowan Free Press Learned Thursday afternoon from DuraFiber Technologies (formerly known as Performance Fibers) employees that the Salisbury plant on 7401 Statesville Boulevard off of Hwy 70 W. faced closing in September along with two other DuraFiber Technologies facilities in Shelby, N.C. and Winnsboro, S.C.  The closing of the Salisbury plant would mean the loss of 373 local jobs unless the company could locate a buyer by September 11th. This latest plant closing comes as a heavy blow to Rowan County and Salisbury’s shrinking economic fortunes.

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DuraFiber Technologies provided notice to the N.C. Department of Labor which is a certain marker that the Salisbury facility is closing.

DuraFiber Technologies in a company press release attributes the closing resulted from “increased labor, energy, transportation, and raw material costs along with continued market pressures have strained finances to the point no longer sustainable”.

DuraFiber Technologies plant in Salisbury, N.C.

If you desire to learn more about DuraFiber Technologies go to the company website:


Location DuraFiber Technologies, 74o1 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, N.C.:


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