As part of its ongoing effort to become the Supplier of Choice by providing its customers with the softest carpets possible at the best possible pricing, Beaulieu says it will be closing its Royston spun yarn facility in Royston, GA, on November 26, while increasing production of softer BCF products at other locations.
“Balancing our capacities to meet
the needs of the marketplace and our customers will only enhance our service
capabilities,” commented Ralph Boe, president and ceo of Beaulieu of America.
“While there will still be demand for spun yarn, the demand will be lower than
in the past. Our soft BCF fibers in both nylon and polyester have gained
tremendous momentum over the past year.”
Beaulieu announced that it will
continue to develop the softer fibers along with other technologies that are
customer-focused. “The decision, while always difficult, will allow us to make
improvements at other facilities to keep up with the increased demand of our
new soft products,” said Boe. “It is unfortunate that the Royston mill must be
shut down, as our associates have been stellar performers producing excellent
quality products for many, many years.”
As part of its mission to be the
Employer of Choice, Beaulieu is offering employment to all 192 Royston
associates willing to relocate and will provide them with moving assistance.
For those unable to relocate, Beaulieu will provide resume building, interview
skill training and job application assistance.