Voith Paper Fabric and Roll Systems has laid off 22 workers at its facility in Wilson.
Tyler Wiggs, a human resources generalist with the company, said all the people let go worked in production.
The Wilson facility makes felts that go on paper-making machines. It is the North American headquarters of Voith, a German company.
Wiggs said Voith employs 159 salaried and hourly workers at its Wilson facility.