McAirlaid’s to Expand in Franklin County

mcairlaid's roanoke franklin county(Dec. 20, 2018) — McAirlaid’s, Inc. announced today it will increase manufacturing capacity by investing $7.8 million and creating 25 jobs at its Franklin County facility. The company, a subsidiary of Germany’s McAirlaid’s Vliesstoffe GmbH, established its North American headquarters in Franklin County in 2006 recruited by the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Franklin County.

McAirlaid’s Inc. is able to increase capacity and capabilities of its absorbent products for the protein and fruit packaging markets thanks to the investments. The company, founded in Germany in 1997, is the leading global supplier of nonwoven absorbent airlaid which is used in food packaging, retail, medical, personal hygiene, and filtration applications. The company employs 128 in Franklin County.

“Franklin County is experiencing a lot of growth in its existing manufacturers,” said Cline Brubaker, chairman of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. “Our workforce and business climate fuel the success of Franklin County businesses.” 

McAirlaid’s is the fourth business announcement for Franklin County in 2018 and follows on the heels of Empire Bakery and Commissary, Stik-Pak Solutions, and the administrative campus of Valley Star Credit Union together representing 160 new jobs and $37 million in investment.