COLUMBIA, South Carolina, March 23, 2021 — Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc. (Fibertex), a manufacturer of spunlace products, announced today that it will expand its operations in Laurens County. The $49.5 million investment would result in the creation of 39 new jobs.
Fibertex, which was established in 2016, runs a cutting-edge spunlace production line that primarily produces wipes.
Fibertex’s expansion will include a second spunlace production line for rolled nonwoven fibre goods, which will be located at 100 Iso Parkway in Gray Court. Fibertex has purchased an 84-acre industrial plot next to its current facilities.
By 2023, the expansion should be completed. Those interested in working for Fibertex should go to the company’s jobs page.
Laurens County received a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant from the Coordinating Council for Economic Development to help with project costs.
“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. 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.” -Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc. CEO Jorgen Bech Madsen
“We are pleased to announce the growth of yet another South Carolina company. Fibertex’s decision to expand its commitment to Laurens County demonstrates that South Carolina’s economic development policy is working, and we wish this great business continued success.” -Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina.
“South Carolina’s world-class workforce and pro-business environment have made it a desirable place for businesses of all sizes. As a result, numerous industries within our borders are flourishing, and we congratulate Fibertex on their expansion in Laurens County.” Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
“Laurens County continues to be a thriving business community, especially for international companies like Fibertex. We’re looking forward to their ongoing development in Laurens County and the opportunities they’re building for our people. We are looking forward to continuing our excellent partnership with their excellent firm.” Brown Patterson, Chairman of the Laurens County Council.