N.C. Department of Commerce representative Cindy Messer, right, presents Sharon and Burk McCarthy with the North Carolina state flag to fly outside the Carolina Yarn Processors facility in Tryon. CYP plans to expand, adding 23 jobs to its Tryon operation. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Officials celebrate CYP expansion

Published 10:34pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

Owner Sharon McCarthy said she and husband Burk, “look forward to coming back for a ribbon cutting ceremony soon.”
“We want to preserve the jobs that we have in Tryon right now and the jobs we are moving from Union and adding to our operation,” she said.
Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples said the facilities site has long represented manufacturing growth in the area.
“This year, armed with hands across the aisle support from the State of North Carolina, the Polk County Commissioners, the Town of Tryon and Fendrich Industries, we are here to witness something no often seen in this day and time. We are celebrating a plant expansion and the creation of new jobs,” said
Moore said several points factored into the company’s decision to expand in Tryon rather than at its Union facility. He said the company wants to enhance the type of printing and dyes it uses in the production of bandanas, which requires new equipment. The new equipment also requires the availability of a large boiler. One is already in place at CYP, but is not at the Union facility. Purchasing one would have cost the company an additional $100,000 or more, he said. He said the company felt combining two of its production efforts would also make more economic sense.
“The yarn dyeing operation here has a great reputation and that really comes from the management and employees here that put such care into the operation,” said Moore.
Of the company’s 43 Tryon employees, 26 have worked with CYP for 10 or more years, Moore said. He said this expansion not only brings new jobs, but provides job security for those employees who have long served the company.
Positions expected to open with the expansion include operators for rotary printers, carousel print machines, dye machines and finishing frames, as well as a plant manager and graphic artist.
Before those positions open up however, the company must dredge its pond, have contractors grade an existing warehouse and pore concrete and complete the new addition. Moore said the company plans to use all local contractors to complete this work as well. The company is currently waiting for building permits to be issued.
Gasperson said the company’s commitment to the area is crucial for community vitality.
“Their stewardship has been a part of enhancing our quality of life and we anticipate their expansion will make Polk County an even better place for our children to live,” said Gasperson.

David Crissone and Robert Hunnel, right, process cones of yarn to be shipped to customers from Carolina Yarn Processors in Tryon. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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