Laurens, S.C.-based US Fibers — a recycler of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) post-industrial and
post-consumer material and a division of Pac Tell Group Inc. — will invest $10.1 million to expand
its Trenton, S.C., manufacturing facility, with the expectation of adding 85 new employees. The
expansion will increase the plant’s polyester recycling capacity and help position US Fibers to
enter new markets. The company plans to start hiring for the new positions and begin work in the
third quarter of this year.
“We continue to see demand grow for our recycled materials, and this expansion will help us
better serve our customers,” said Steve Zagorski, vice president, new business development, US
Fibers. “South Carolina continues to offer our company an excellent business environment and we are
pleased to continue making the Palmetto State our home.”
According to US Fibers, it is the only U.S. company to recycle all forms of PET material and
convert it into high-quality, regenerated staple fiber, preventing more than 250 million pounds of
waste from being sent to landfills. The company supplies the recycled material to the nonwovens,
automotive, filtration, construction and home furnishings industries, among other markets.
May 4, 2010