Shalag Industries is an Israel-based world leader in the production of non-woven materials, including hygienic products and wipes. Founded over 30 years ago, Shalag calls Kibbutz Shamir in Israel’s upper Galilee region home with its main US production facility located in Oxford, North Carolina. Shalag Industries manufactures baby diapers, hygiene products and medical and industrial wipes using calendar bonded and air through bonded non-woven technologies.
Publicly traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Shalag US, the American division of Shalag Industries, announced last year that it would create 40 jobs over the next three years to expand its plant in Granville County, NC. The company planned to invest $16 million in its Oxford facility which employs over 70 people.
With the NC plant expansion, Shalag US aims to increase their range of products and reach new customers. The Oxford facility will be enlarged to make room for a third production line and specialized equipment. The company believes the expansion will raise the efficiency of production and processes on existing and additional manufacturing lines.
The Shalag US expansion was made possible, in part, by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state.