Fitesa Simpsonville expanding operations in South Carolina
Posted December 17, 2020
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fitesa Simpsonville, Inc., a world leader and innovator in the design and manufacturing of nonwoven fabric solutions, announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County, S.C. The $100 million investment will create 40 new jobs over the next five years.
Established in 1973, Fitesa develops nonwoven solutions for the hygiene and healthcare industries. The company's products provide a variety of physical and aesthetic properties, including softness, strength, abrasion resistance and sustainability.
Located in Simpsonville, S.C., Fitesa's latest investment will include an expansion of the company's manufacturing facility to increase production capabilities. Additionally, the company will install a new production line that will manufacture 100% meltblown materials for the healthcare market.
"We are excited to continue our expansion in Simpsonville,” said Ricardo Fasolo, Fitesa U.S. and Canada managing senior vice president. “Fitesa's culture of innovation and continuous improvement has contributed to our success in Simpsonville. We have the healthcare market as part of our strategic focus, and we are positive that these new investments will be able to add even more value to our customers, employees and stakeholders."
The expansion is expected to be completed by 2023.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project and awarded Greenville County a $100,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to this project.
"A longtime partner of the Simpsonville community, Fitesa's decision to invest $100 million in Greenville County is a real reason to celebrate and a testament to the pro-business environment we have worked so hard to create in all parts of our state," said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster.
Source: S.C. Dept. of Commerce