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California's Smooth-Bor Plastics opening S.C. plant

By: Gayle S. Putrich

May 30, 2013

California-based tubing manufacturer Smooth-Bor Plastics is expanding operations to the East Coast with a new manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, S.C.

The company plans a $1 million investment and expects to create 22 new jobs over the next four years. According to a news release from the state of South Carolina, the plant is scheduled to begin operations by the end of June and hiring has already begun.

"This new facility will enable us to expand our business in the southeast while better serving our customers in Europe. We are thrilled with the business environment and the support we have received from all the local and state officials," said Eric Carlson, chief operating officer for Smooth-Bor Plastics, in the release.

In business since 1971, Smooth-Bor makes a wide variety of flexible disposable and reusable medical tubing as well as pool vacuum and car wash hoses.