LUMBERTON — Alamac American Knits is shutting down its Lumberton facility and closing its doors on 154 jobs, the company announced today.
Alamac’s employees and government agencies were told on Tuesday of the company’s plans to close, Mark Cabral, president of Alamac Investors LLC, said in a statement issued today. Employees were given a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice informing them of the company’s plans for an orderly phase down and closing over the next two months.
The company and the North Carolina Department of Commerce will be assisting and preparing employees to find new employment, Cabral said in a statement. All vendors and creditors will be paid in full.
“Alamac has been recognized as a leading manufacturer of knitted fabrics for 70 years. With a presence in Lumberton, N. C., for 55 years, Alamac’s history of success has been a direct reflection of the dedication and loyal commitment of its current and past employees and the support of its customers, suppliers and the local community over these years,” Cabral said. “We are truly saddened by this unfortunate turn of events, but the impact Hurricane Matthew had on overall business proved too overwhelming and disruptive to the company.”
The manufacturing business operates out of a 415,000-square-foot building at 1885 Alamac Road in Lumberton. Its operations include knitting, dyeing, finishing and warehousing.
Alamac is recognized as a leading textile manufacturer in North America, according to the company’s website. The company began producing fabrics more than 65 years ago and has established a reputation as a supplier of exceptional fabrics in today’s commercial and retail markets. The company has extensive experience in manufacturing knitted fabrics for performance wear, protective wear, flame retardant, industrial laundering programs, workwear and casual apparel. The company also produces, piece-dyed and yarn dyed woven fabrics for the apparel, industrial and interior fabrics markets.