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Fiberglass Manufacturer SKAPS to Add 20 Jobs in Henderson

Fiberglass Manufacturer SKAPS to Add 20 Jobs in Henderson

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 30th, 2018

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$5 million project will help expand company’s North and South American market

SKAPS Industries, a producer of rolled fiberglass products, will invest $5 million and create 20 full-time jobs at its Henderson operation, Kyndle announced today.

The project includes upgrading the facility at 5549 State Route 425 and the purchase of additional manufacturing equipment. The investment will give SKAPS more production capacity, facilitating growth.

SKAPS recently acquired Matrix Composites Inc., and its knitting and weaving facilities in Kentucky and Seguin, Texas. SKAPS leaders said the purchase gives their fiberglass division the necessary resources to expand in North and South America.

PBR Inc., which operates under the SKAPS name in Henderson, was founded in 1996 by Perry Vyas and is headquartered in Athens, Ga. The company is a major fabricator of geosynthetic and nonwoven drainage products for environmental and civil use in the US and abroad. Multiple industries – including marine, aerospace and wind energy – use its products. Fiberglass fabric is used for a variety of applications, including roads, railways, ground construction, hydraulic works, canals, dams, erosion control, landfills, waterproofing systems, tunnels, mining and agriculture.

Sen. Dorsey Ridley, of Henderson, said this latest announcements continues a trend of growth in the community.

“We are thrilled to see the continual progress of the manufacturing sector here in Henderson,” Sen. Ridley said. “This acquisition by SKAPS Industries will bring upgrades and expansions to accommodate the addition of 20 new full-time employees.”

Rep. Robby Mills, of Henderson, showed appreciation for the company’s decision to expand the operation.

“Thank you to SKAPS for believing in Henderson, for investing in new equipment, for expanding your facility and for adding 20 good jobs here in Henderson,” Rep. Mills said. “Wishing you and your team members much success in the future!”

Henderson County Judge-Executive Brad Schneider thanked the company for its commitment to the region and said he anticipates more growth in the future.

“This exciting announcement is just the latest in an impressive string of local companies growing and adding jobs here. Henderson County is proud to help SKAPS expand the former Matrix operation,” Judge-Executive Schneider said. “We look forward to watching SKAPS prosper and perhaps make an even larger investment here in the future. We wish the new ownership team and all the staff members at the Henderson facility the best of luck.”

Kyndle CEO Tony Iriti said growth of local businesses like SKAPS is the organization’s primary objective.

“Expansion of our existing industries is our Number 1 priority at Kyndle,” Iriti said. “We are extremely excited that SKAPS will be adding to their workforce and making this investment in Henderson County. We look forward to working with them for a long time.”

For more information on SKAPS, visit www.skaps.com.

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