~ More than $49.5 million investment will create 39 new jobs ~
Columbia, SC — Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc. (Fibertex), a manufacturing company that specializes in spunlace products, today announced plans to expand operations in Laurens County. The more than $49.5 million investment will create 39 new jobs.
Founded in 2016, Fibertex operates a state-of-the-art spunlace production line, manufacturing products mainly for the wipes industry.
Located at 100 Iso Parkway in Gray Court, Fibertex’s expansion will include a second spunlace production line for rolled nonwoven fiber products. Fibertex also acquired an 84-acre industrial plot adjacent to the company’s existing facilities.
The expansion is expected to be completed by 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Fibertex team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Laurens County a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with costs related to this project.
“Market trends are finding support in the added focus on health and hygiene, more emphasis on local production and on sustainability, which is to our benefit. With this new investment, we’ll be able to build an extremely strong position in the important North American market for, among other things, high-performance wipes for sanitizing and disinfection purposes in the healthcare/medical sector, sustainable personal care products, a range of industrial applications, as well as in the automotive industry and the construction sector.” -Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc. CEO Jorgen Bech Madsen
“We are proud to celebrate the expansion of yet another South Carolina company. Fibertex’s decision to further its commitment to Laurens County is proof that South Carolina’s economic development strategy is working, and we look forward to continued success for this great company.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s world-class workforce and pro-business climate have made our state a prime location for industries of all types. As a result, various sectors within our borders continue to thrive, and we congratulate Fibertex on their growth in Laurens County.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Laurens County continues to be a place where business thrives, especially international businesses such as Fibertex. We are excited about their continued growth in Laurens County and the opportunities they are creating for our citizens. We look forward to continuing our already great relationship with their fine company.” -Laurens County Council Chairman Brown Patterson
Five Fast Facts
- Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc. (Fibertex) is expanding operations in Laurens County.
- The more than $49.5 million investment will create 39 new jobs.
- Fibertex is a manufacturing company that specializes in spunlace products.
- Located at 100 Iso Parkway in Gray Court, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Fibertex team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.