Recycled polyester fiber maker US Fibers is expanding in South Carolina, a move that will create more than 20 jobs.
The growth at the company's Trenton location will not only expand capacity but also allow US Fibers to expand the types of products the company produces.
“This latest investment demonstrates our continued commitment to the fiber industry. We are excited about the opportunities that this new operation affords us and the ability to enter new markets,” company founder and President Edward Oh said in a statement.
Trenton is located in Edgefield County, and County Council Chairman Dean Campbell said his has witnessed the company grow.
“Over the past six years they have been consistently expanding, which demonstrates their innovative capabilities in the competitive fiber industry. ... Edgefield County Council is committed to working closely with our strong existing industry community,” Campbell said in a statement.
US Fibers also has a location in Laurens, S.C.
The company's products are used in a variety of applications, including automotive, home furnishings, filtration and geotextiles. The company also serves the nonwovens market.
Nikki Haley might not be sticking around as governor of South Carolina much longer as she is being considered as ambassador to the United Nations, but she indicated she is pleased US Fibers is taking deeper root.
“It's always exciting to see one of our existing businesses succeed and have the ability to expand in our state. ... We look forward to seeing this fantastic company continue to grow here for a very long time,” she said in a statement.
This is the latest in a series of expansion projects for U.S. Fiber in Trenton, following separate efforts announced in both 2010 and 2012.
US Fibers uses both post-consumer and post-industrial PET to create recycled fiber.