Fiber Industries to Invest $30M, Expand Operations in S. Carolina

Updated: Feb 1

Press Release

This press release was issued by the South Carolina Department of Commerce January 13, 2022, and picked up by eTextileCommunications.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fiber Industries, a leading American textiles manufacturer, today announced plans to expand operations in Darlington County, S.C.

The company’s more than $30 million investment will create over 50 jobs.

A full-service manufacturer, Fiber Industries produces polyester staple fiber for high-end performance fabrics, workwear, knit goods, the automotive industry and more.

“We are excited about the continuing growth of our facility which is now even better positioned to serve the needs of the American textile industry,” said Fiber Industries CEO Don Bockoven. “We also are proud to be part of the wider effort to reshore jobs and bring textile manufacturing back to the USA. We thank the state of South Carolina as well as Darlington County for their unwavering support.”

Currently employing more than 300 people and located at 1000 East McIver Road in Darlington, S.C., Fiber Industries’ expansion includes increased capacity through the restoration and modernization of production lines. Fiber Industries will also use the additional investment to install state-of-the-art control systems and increase warehouse space.

The company expects to complete the expansion project in early 2023.

The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the Fiber Industries expansion project. The council also awarded Darlington County a $300,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the costs of building improvements.

“We congratulate Fiber Industries’ continued success in South Carolina and the additional jobs it is creating in the Darlington County community,” said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. “We've worked hard to create a pro-business environment in South Carolina, and Fiber Industries’ new expansion is further evidence that our strategy is paying off.”

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