Advanced Materials & Synthetic Fiber

CertsainTeedCertainTeed is a leading North American manufacturer of building materials including roofing, vinyl and fiber cement siding, trim, fence, railing, decking, insulation, gypsum, and ceilings products. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, CertainTeed has approximately 6,000 employees and 65 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Through its Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO) initiative, CertainTeed strives to be the preferred choice for innovative building products and systems by delivering a superior Customer experience to a broader market through the development of exceptional team performance and world-class processes.

CertainTeed is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world. Saint-Gobain employs approximately 19,000 people in North America and approximately 109,000 people in 64 countries world-wide. Saint-Gobain’s North American companies operate 130 manufacturing facilities in industries as diverse as industrial ceramics and containers, reinforcements and flat glass, abrasives, and building materials.

The Athens facility produces for their insulation products.


With leading brands including LYCRA, COOLMAX, CORDURA, STAINMASTER and ANTRON, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees.

INVISTA’s Athens site is a yarn processor that serves the beaming segment of the Apparel business and the flooring segment of INVISTA’s Performance Surfaces & Materials (PS&M) business.


SKAPS INDUSTRIES is the leader in the fabrication of geosynthetic and nonwoven drainage products for environmental and civil use in the U.S. and abroad.

Through its exclusive manufacturing processes SKAPS is able to meet the supply demands of even the largest orders and most rigorous schedules. When it comes to geonets, geocomposites and non-woven materials, SKAPS is the answer for environmental drainage control.

SKAPS onion rope division, also located at our Commerce plant, makes high-quality, durable onion bags - colorful mesh using only the best raw materials with state-of-the-art technology. Designed to meet even the toughest customer demands, SKAPS onion ropes are used worldwide for a variety of packaging purposes.

SKAPS INDUSTRIES and Engineered Synthetic Products joined forces in 1996, combining SKAPS' manufacturing and production expertise with ESP's professional marketing and sales abilities.

Our focus and commitment is to supply quality geosynthetic products with site-specific performance that satisfies the most demanding civil and environmental applications.

Our wealth of manufacturing experience enables us to offer the broadest line of products. Our nonwoven manufacturing equipment has the ability to produce polypropylene and polyester needle-punched nonwoven geotextiles from 2 to 32 ounces per square yard. Our geocomposite plant manufactures products from 160 mil to 330 mil thicknesses designed to satisfy the most demanding drainage applications.