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B&W Fiberglass Opens Manufacturing Plant In Slater, South Carolina

12/07/2016
B&W Fiberglass, Inc., an advanced materials manufacturer and global producer of high-performance textiles and textile components, is launching its first operations in South Carolina by acquiring a new facility in Greenville County, South Carolina. The company will be investing at least $5 million and creating 46 new jobs with this new development.

Located at 101 Slater Road in Slater, South Carolina, the company is acquiring an existing 450,000-square-foot weaving facility, which produces industrial fabrics used for construction and filtration media for industrial and commercial applications. The South Carolina operation will join seven other operating locations in North Carolina and the United Kingdom.

“I would like to thank Governor Haley, the State of South Carolina and Greenville County for their support during this process. It is not only our goal that textile manufacturing remains in Greenville County, but that it thrives. My family is committed to continually investing in this operation to ensure its viability long into the future. We will approach this opportunity with the same commitment to innovation, excellence, responsiveness to customer needs and quality products that we value at our core within the diverse industrial textile business we serve,” President of B&W Fiberglass Brent Beason said.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 Set Aside grant to Greenville County to be used toward the costs of building upfit.

Over the last decade, the company’s product offerings have evolved to encompass a myriad of fibers including, but not limited to, glass, aramid, basalt and thermoplastic fibers. B&W Fiberglass is focused on a multitude of end markets, encompassing automotive, aerospace, filtration media, medical devices, marine, thermal barriers, recreational equipment, personal protection and general industrial applications.

“The investment that B&W Fiberglass is making in the people of South Carolina represents a significant commitment to our state, and we couldn’t be more grateful for that. The 46 new jobs this fantastic company is creating in Greenville will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and we look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the Upstate for a very long time,” Governor Nikki Haley said.

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