Sigmatex Carbon Textile Solutions expands operations in S. Carolina
Posted December 16, 2020
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sigmatex Carbon Textile Solutions, Inc., a world leader in the manufacturing of carbon fiber textiles, announced plans to expand operations in Orangeburg County, S.C. The more than $4.5 million investment will create 50 new jobs.
Founded in 1986, Sigmatex develops and manufactures carbon fiber textiles for composite material applications. The company works with clients from a diverse range of sectors, including space, military, aerospace, automotive, renewable energy, consumer electronics, sports and leisure. Sigmatex designs, develops and produces cutting-edge materials that enable customers to achieve goals – whether space travel, generating green energy or equipping National Hockey League players with advanced hockey stick technology.
Located at 1 Sigmatex Way in Cameron, S.C., Sigmatex's expansion will make the Orangeburg County facility the company's North American headquarters and will include immediate investment in machinery and equipment – increasing capacity from 750,000 yards per year to three million yards per year.
"At the heart of our business is our people,” said Sigmatex CEO Paul McMullan. “Since the day we decided to locate our business in S.C., we have been delighted with the skill and commitment of the local people we've brought on board, and that's what made our decision to invest further into S.C. an easy one. The plant in Orangeburg will be our flagship operation, with industry-leading equipment, innovative new products and highly capable people. We believe it will be a recipe for success. We are grateful for the support of the Orangeburg County Development Commission and the South Carolina Department of Commerce and look forward to a thrilling next six months as we bring our plans to fruition."
The company's expansion is expected to be completed by June 2021.
"It's a great day when a company expands its footprint in our state. Sigmatex's decision to further invest in Orangeburg County and create 50 new jobs is exciting news for South Carolina, and we look forward to their future growth," said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster.