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CHOMARAT North America Invests $10 Million To Expand Its Anderson County, South Carolina, Manufacturing Campus

Area Development Online News Desk (01/17/2014)
CHOMARAT North America, a manufacturer of reinforcement materials for the composite and building industries and subsidiary of the France-based CHOMARAT Group, will invest $10 million to expand its current operations in Anderson County, South Carolina. The investment will bring 20 new jobs along with new equipment and additional manufacturing space.

"It is an exciting time for CHOMARAT, as we grow our legacy business and expand operations to support new markets." said Brian Laufenberg, President of CHOMARAT North America. "The advanced composites business is quite healthy in this country, and particularly strong in South Carolina, where there is a long history of textile and reinforcements manufacturing. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to operate and grow our business in Anderson County."

CHOMARAT's expansion at its Anderson facility will involve both physical and technical changes into advanced composite reinforcements. This investment will allow the company to diversify the business into new markets that include industrial, automotive, aerospace and others, the South Carolina Department of Commerce said.

"CHOMARAT believes that South Carolina is the place to advance their company and grow into new ventures, and we couldn't be happier or agree more," said Gov. Nikki Haley. "We congratulate CHOMARAT on their $10 million investment and the creation of 20 new jobs in Anderson County."

"To see an existing company in South Carolina expand to support two of the state's key industry sectors - automotive and aerospace - is pretty neat," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "We applaud CHOMARAT's decision to continue to invest here, which is a testament to the fact that South Carolina is just right for any type of business."

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