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Largest Employers

World-class automotive parts supplier has made Henry County its only North American home:

Drake Extrusion

Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland

Product: Polypropylene fiber for automotive interiors

Employment: 171

Facility Size: 262,000 

Union Status: none

Serving automotive OEMS from Martinsville:  Drake’s facility in Martinsville has a production capacity of 75 million pounds, from eight staple fiber lines. Leading products include: round cross-section staple fiber products; delta cross-section products; and a range of UV and additive solutions, depending on the customer’s requirements. In addition to staple products, Drake has over 30 filament lines capable of producing 16 million pounds of polypropylene yarn from 150-denier to 1680-denier.  Flexible manufacturing processes enable Drake to also provide a range of high-UV, flame retardant, and other specialty products.