Porcher Industries’ subsidiary BGF Industries Inc. has announced its planned investment of $7 million to relocate its headquarters and research and development activities from Greensboro, North Carolina, to the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
In early 2019, the company will construct a facility measuring 2,320 square meters at Cyber Park, owned by the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority. The move will create 65 new positions. The move follows BGF Industries’ acquisition of a 13,375 square meter manufacturing plant in Virginia in 2017.
Porcher Industry Group’s technical textiles and composite materials are used in aerospace, construction, automotive, electrical, filtration, insulation and protection applications. BGF Industries Inc., operating as Burlington Glass Fabrics, was one of the first U.S.-based weavers of fiberglass textiles in 1941 and became a subsidiary of the Porcher Industries Group in 1988.