Tex-Tech Industries Expands in Winston-Salem
Tex-Tech Industries, a leading manufacturer of specialty textiles, will create 49 new jobs in Forsyth County. The company will invest more than $24.8 million to build a new manufacturing center in Winston-Salem. Headquartered in Kernersville, Tex-Tech is a global leader for textile research, development and manufacturing of high-performance fabrics and coatings. Serving the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical and protective apparel industries, the company’s innovative and proprietary materials are developed for demanding applications. Tex-Tech will increase its manufacturing operations with a new 170,000-square-foot building. New positions include managers, operators, technicians, and sales personnel. Salaries will vary for each position; however, the overall expected average annual salary is $67,918. Forsyth County’s average annual wage is $57,351. The new jobs have the potential to create an annual payroll impact of more than $3.3 million for the region.
“Expanding in Forsyth County was the best decision for our company,” said Kelly Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Tex-Tech Industries. “Being centrally located on the East Coast and having access to a growing advanced manufacturing talent pool were some of the differentiating factors for our decision to grow here.”