Fibertex Nonwovens investing $49.5 million, expanding in S.C.
Posted March 24, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc. (Fibertex), a manufacturing company that specializes in spunlace products, announced plans to expand operations in Laurens County, S.C. 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.
“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,” said Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc. CEO Jorgen Bech Madsen. “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.”
Located in Gray Court, S.C., 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.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Laurens County a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with costs related to this project.
“We are proud to celebrate the expansion of yet another South Carolina company,” said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. “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.”
Source: S.C. Dept. of Commerce