O'Neal to Construct FitesaFiberweb ExpansionO'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.