Fiber Industries plans to develop industrial park in South Carolina
Posted November 10, 2021
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. – On Nov. 3, textile manufacturing company Fiber Industries, along with landowner International Process Plants (IPP), announced they have applied and are under consideration for the prestigious Palmetto Sites program.
Designed to increase the inventory of marketable sites in South Carolina and as part of their commitment to being “Just right” for business, the S.C. Department of Commerce offers prospective industry partners access to an inventory of industrial sites that have been vetted to meet industry needs. A Palmetto Site designation is just one more reason why choosing a location in South Carolina is an easy decision, and a faster one.
“Fiber Industries is excited about this opportunity with Palmetto Sites as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to be a strong community partner supporting the future growth of Darlington County,” said Don Bockoven, CEO of Fiber Industries.
The current 760-acre landmark located just off Interstate 95 is known as one of the largest private rail spurs in the state of South Carolina. The property boasts a ready-made infrastructure of steam, compressed air, hot oil, chilled water, permitted wastewater treatment plant, dual electrical feeds, as well as significant natural gas access and well water.
“Darlington County is a wonderful place to do business and we are thrilled to have support from Fiber Industries providing a site ready location to help bring more companies to our community,” said Lewis Brown, Darlington County Economic Development director.
“As part of IPP’s commitment to revitalizing industrial sites and supporting their local host communities, we are elated to be taking part in the Palmetto Sites program to welcome the world to our great facility in Darlington County and the business-friendly environment created by the state of South Carolina,” said Ronald Gale, president of International Process Plants.
The industrial park development will enable the site to be developed as an industrial park and provide the county with a shovel-ready site for potential investment. This redevelopment will encourage further growth, improvements and expansion throughout the community.
Fiber Industries collaborates closely with its partners to deliver sustainable fiber solutions made entirely in the U.S.A. at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Darlington, S.C. Focusing on polyester staple fibers, its team’s goal in every project is to collaborate with our customers to create innovative, quality fiber, while meeting the pricing, sustainability needs, and fulfillment requirements to produce market-leading fabrics and garments.
International Process Plants purchases closed process plants sites in North America and Europe, and repopulates them with other industrial manufacturing activities using the existing infrastructure. The company focuses process plants in the chemical, petrochemical, food, fertilizer, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, refining, paper, polymers, artificial fibers and power generation industries. Established in 1978, IPP has offices in fourteen countries around the globe, and is headquartered in Princeton Junction, N.J.