Pipe producer and fabricator Nupi Americas Inc. is expanding with a $4.3 million investment in Early Branch, S.C., that will create 28 jobs.
Founded in 2001, the subsidiary of Nupi Industrie Italiane SpA, manufactures Niron-brand polypropylene pipe and fittings at the Columbia site.
The company also has fabrication and warehouse facilities in Houston.
Nupi had invested $6.2 million in Early Branch in 2018 as part of a strategy to double in size and manufacture 95 percent of the pipes sold in the United States. The goal was to avoid long lead times on importing pipes from Europe.