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Brazil-Based, Inbra Indústrias Químicas To Establish Chemical Facility In Orangeburg, South Carolina

A Brazilian company that specializes in the production of plastic and rubber additives, Inbra Indústrias Químicas, Ltda. is opening a new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg South Carolina. The company is investing $7.7 million to establish a chemical additive production facility in a 24,000-square-foot facility that will be constructed at Orangeburg County’s Oaks Rail Site off of Highway 21 at Methodist Oaks Drive.

This facility will specialize primarily in plasticizer production with a focus on polyvinyl chloride market. According the state economic development officials, because of South Carolina’s favorable logistics network and cost advantages with regards to trade, the Orangeburg County operation will allow Inbra to create a new export base, specifically targeting European and Central America markets, as well as strengthen Inbra’s position in the US market.

“We are enthusiastic about establishing our first international facility in South Carolina and especially glad to have chosen Orangeburg as the optimal location for this development. This is a major step for our organization; however, we are certain that the logistical and cost advantages of this project will enable us to improve our presence in the global market, and, most important, benefit our current and future customers,“said Inbra President Paulo Heininger.

“As a Brazilian family-controlled business, it is important to emphasize the priceless assistance of the state and county entities throughout the process of choosing our new American home. It is very clear to us now that South Carolina is a pro-business state, and we look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation with the state and Orangeburg County officials as we continue to grow our business,” he added.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $75,000 rural infrastructure fund grant to Orangeburg County to assist with the costs of real property improvements related to the project. Founded in 1939 in São Paulo, BraziI, it will be Inbra’s first investment outside that country, where it operates two facilities. The investment is expected to create 14 new jobs. The new facility is scheduled to be in operation by mid-2016.

“It’s a real reason to celebrate when an international company, like Inbra, can expand anywhere in the world, and its leadership chooses to do business in South Carolina. This decision speaks to the reputation we have built as a state that is dedicated to helping our businesses thrive, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Inbra to its new home in Orangeburg County,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

“Central South Carolina is excited to welcome Inbra, the first Brazilian company to locate in our region and in Orangeburg County. As a business friendly, business ready environment, we house over 146 foreign-affiliated companies from 25 different countries. We look forward to Inbra’s growth and success in the region,” said Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan.
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