Fibertex Nonwovens Inc., Greenville, S.C. — a division of Denmark-based Fibertex Nonwovens A/S — has announced plans for a $49.5 million expansion. The company will add a second state-of-the-art spunlace nonwovens line for rolled nonwoven fiber products at its location in Gray Court, S.C. The expansion also includes the acquisition of an 84-acre industrial plot adjacent to the existing facilities. The expansion, which will create 39 jobs, is expected to be complete in 2023.
Laurens County, S.C., was awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with costs related to the project by the Coordinating Council for Economic Development.
“Market trends are finding support in the added focus on health and hygiene, more emphasis on local production and on sustainability, which is to our benefit,” said Fibertex Nonwovens CEO Jorgen Bech Madsen. “With this new investment, we’ll be able to build an extremely strong position in the important North American market for, among other things, high-performance wipes for sanitizing and disinfection purposes in the healthcare/ medical sector, sustainable personal care products, a range of industrial applications, as well as in the automotive industry and the construction sector.”
“We are proud to celebrate the expansion of yet another South Carolina company,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “Fibertex’s decision to further its commitment to Laurens County is proof that South Carolina’s economic development strategy is working, and we look forward to continued success for this great company.”