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THE FUTURE OF FIBER Fiber Industries manufactures high quality staple fiber used for high performance fabrics, workwear, knit goods and automotive products. iber Industries is building a classic American success story founded on its heritage. Textile manufacturing in South Carolina has a long history; Fiber Industries, like much of the American Textile manufacturing industry at the time, was in dire straits not so long ago. In fact, the company, formerly known as Wellman, filed for bankruptcy in 2008. The private firm that acquired Fiber Industries had the foresight to envision how the company could lead the way in domestic production of quality polyester staple fiber. “A lot has changed since 2008” CEO Don Bockoven notes. “Most recently, COVID demonstrated the dangers of overreliance on INDUSTRY TODAY 3 2 INDUSTRY TODAY PROFILE | FIBER INDUSTRIES FIBER INDUSTRIES | PROFILE