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
|Woven and nonwoven fabrics
|Fabric finishing services
|High-loft nonwoven materials
|Geosynthetic, furniture & automotive
|Wound & medical textiles
|Coated yarns for fiber optic cabling