2017-12-07 / Front Page

Jimtex Yarns slated for closing?


While no official word has been given from those with Martex Fiber Southern Corporation, Jimtex Yarns, a Martex company, has allegedly been reported as closing, with the possibility of shutting down operations within the next month or shortly thereafter. While no official word has been given from those with Martex Fiber Southern Corporation, Jimtex Yarns, a Martex company, has allegedly been reported as closing, with the possibility of shutting down operations within the next month or shortly thereafter. Word has circulated throughout Lincoln County that Jimtex Yarns will close its operations within the next month or so, leaving a stout hole within the community. The allegations began circulating from several anonymous employ­ees and other individual sources around Thanksgiving.

While multiple efforts have been made to contact the parent company Martex Fiber Southern Corporation, no official state­ment has been released from the corporate office regarding this information.

There has been, however, a con­course of voices iterating that this information is accurate, despite being unverified at this time by officials.

According to the plant’s website, “Jimtex Yarns has been innovating in the field of recycled yarns since its founding in 1998 by Martex Fiber Southern Corporation as the next step in vertical integration for its waste recycling operation. Since then, Jimtex Yarns has grown to attract the attention of prominent manufacturers in apparel, hosiery, and weaving markets due to the high quality, economical price, and ecological benefits of the yarn.”

Archives from The Lincoln Journal record that just three years after its founding, Jimtex was moved to Lincoln County, which was followed by another 16 years of textile production – a longevity that has lent much support to the community.

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