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Green Applications Expands To Virginia

Green Applications LLC, Secaucus, N.J., is investing $9.75 million to set up manufacturing operations and create 323 jobs in Gordonsville, Va.

The company, established in 2009, is one of the largest printers and distributors of textile goods and heat-applied graphics on the East Coast, employing more than 450 workers. Its 100,000-square-foot (ft2) Secaucus facility houses a screen-printing operation, and a 40,000-ft2 facility produces heat-applied graphics. The company prints and distributes more than 50,000 shirts and garments daily.

Green Applications is installing machinery and equipment in a 170,000-ft2 facility that will house screen-printing, heat-applied graphics and distribution operations. The company’s Northeast manufacturing operations will continue, but some distribution activity will be consolidated to Gordonsville.

“We’ve had a really successful couple of years, and we need more space and we need to grow our workforce,” said Owner and CEO Robert Butters. “Geographically, it really makes sense to be in the middle of the East Coast, but we also need our Northeast presence.”

 From its Virginia location, the company will be able to ship product to any location on the East Coast within two days. “As the textile print and embellishment industry moves back to domestic production, being located in the center of the East Coast allows us to deliver quick-turn and strategic solutions to our customers,” Butters said.

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