Vita Nonwovens plans expansion celebration

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Vita Nonwovens’ $18-million investment will come to fruition in June. The company recently finished a 150,000-square-foot expansion at its Fort Wayne facility, located at 9403 Avionics Dr., and will celebrate the new addition on Wednesday, June 12. The celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m.

The added space allows Vita Nonwovens to install a brand-new production line. The company is adding 22 employees as part of the expansion.

Vita Nonwovens makes products including fabrics, insulation, and filtration materials for the mattress, medical, automotive, and industrial industries. Based in High Point, N.C., the company has seen steady growth in recent years.

“Our Fort Wayne facility has been a key part of our company’s growth,” said Tavid Markarian, Fort Wayne plant manager for Vita Nonwovens. “We pride ourselves on creating innovative products and producing them at the highest quality, and the team in Fort Wayne lives up to that standard every day. We’re thrilled to build on our commitment to this community.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, slated for 1 p.m., is open to the public. After the ceremony concludes, guests can enjoy light refreshments.

About Vita Nonwovens

Vita Nonwovens prides itself on working with customers to provide them with innovative, quality products. The company’s aim is simple: to be the best in all the markets in which we operate. Vita Nonwovens embodies this mission by providing clients with a range of innovative nonwoven products and giving unparalleled customer service in order to help clients stay one step ahead of the competition. Each Vita Nonwovens facility encompasses innovation through engineering and implementation of some of the most technical and state-of-the-art production processes in the industry. To learn more, visit

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its metro chamber alliance and primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement.