O'Neal to Construct FitesaFiberweb Expansion

O'Neal to Construct FitesaFiberweb Expansion

O'Neal has been awarded a contract for the construction of FitesaFiberweb¬'s plant expansion in Simpsonville, SC. O¬'Neal started design for the project in September 2009.

¬"O¬'Neal was involved in the initial design for the expansion project, and we are pleased to have been awarded the construction contract.¬" said Randy Chandler, Senior Project Manager with O¬'Neal. As part of the expansion, O¬'Neal will build two state-of-the-art manufacturing lines to produce lightweight nonwovens for the hygiene products industry.

While 2009 was a difficult year for many construction and engineering firms, O¬'Neal has a solid backlog and positive momentum going into 2010. ¬"We¬'ve had a string of recent project wins, and we are very encouraged by the number of prospects we are seeing,¬" said Kevin Bean, President of O¬'Neal. "We are looking forward to delivering another successful project for FitesaFiberweb," he added.

FitesaFiberweb Simpsonville, Inc. is a recently formed joint venture between Fiberweb PLC, a manufacturer of specialty nonwoven materials, and Petropar, a Brazilian industrial company. The manufacturing plant is located at 840 SE Main Street in Simpsonville, and will also serve as the corporate headquarters for FitesaFiberweb.