Ascend Performance Materials has announced plans to invest $35.2 million to expand its Greenwood County, S.C., operations. Upgrades to several lines will increase the nylon polymer capacity. This is in addition to 24 million pounds of staple fiber production capacity that was added at the plant last year. The current polymer capacity expansion is expected to create 30 jobs at the facility.
“Thanks to the hard work of our employees and the support of leaders in Greenwood County and South Carolina, this expansion will allow us to increase our polymer production by 50 percent, creating more jobs for local residents,” said Ascend Performance Materials Senior Site Director Hal McCord.