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Fibrotex USA Opens New Factory in Stearns, Kentucky

Fibrotex USA recently opened their new manufacturing plant in Stearns, Kentucky. There, Fibrotex USA will manufacture Ultra-Lightweight Camouflage Net Systems (ULCANS) to fulfill a 10-year, $480 million contract.

The factory will employ up to 150 workers and is operated in a partnership with subcontractor Outdoor Venture Corp. Ultimately, OVC plans to employ an additional 200 employees at their existing McCreary County operation

Eyal Malleron, CEO of Fibrotex USA had this to say, “Today more than ever, our troops are facing a near-peer enemy with capabilities that did not exist nor were in play for the last two decades. This new threat requires us to re-adopt and relearn camouflage, concealment and deception doctrines more than ever. We are excited provide this exact solution to the US Army via the ULCANS with the strategic assistance of OVC and the extraordinary workforce in Kentucky.”

“This is an important long-term partnership that we are building in McCreary County to supply products directly to the Army,” said JC Egnew, president and CEO of OVC. “I anticipate this friendship will far exceed the next decade.”

“This exciting project will create substantial new economic opportunity in Southeast Kentucky, while also providing crucial, high-tech products for our nation’s armed forces,” Governor Matt Bevin said. “Outdoor Venture Corporation has been an integral part of McCreary County’s industrial sector for more than 35 years, and it is great to see the company bring another great business to the region. We thank both OVC and Fibrotex USA for the vital work they do, and for their commitment to utilizing Kentucky’s strong workforce to accomplish their mission.”

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