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Toray Carbon begins construction on $25M plant

17 June 2003

Toray Industries Inc. has begun construction on a $25 million plant near its existing $70 million facility on Alabama Highway 20 near Decatur.

With a completion date of September 2004, the new Toray Carbon Fibers America plant will employ about 53 people with a yearly payroll of $3.4 million. Its Teflon fiber products will be incorporated in DuPont fabrics, sealants and ""non-stick surface"" products such as cooking utensils.

The original facility was built in 1997 and has about 75 employees. It produces carbon fiber for use in buildings, ships, satellites, automobiles and sports equipment.





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