Dixie Purchases Yarn Manufacturing Assets from Royalty

Dalton, GA, July 14, 2017-The Dixie Group has purchased all of the yarn manufacturing assets of the former Royalty Carpet Mills Porterville, California yarn plant.

Dixie will lease the Porterville building through a long term arrangement and will begin hiring former associates to manage and operate the yarn plant within the next two weeks.

The output from this yarn plant will allow The Dixie Group to better service its West Coast customers and provide yarn capacity for future growth. Production is expected to begin the week of July 31.

Dan Frierson, president and CEO of the Dixie Group, explains that while there is plenty of yarn extrusion in the market, there is a bottleneck in twisting and heatsetting capacity primarily caused by bulkier products and demand for enhanced twist.