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Pantex Americas Establishing First U.S. Facility In Simpsonville, South Carolina

06/17/2015
Pantex International S.p.A., a hygiene materials producer primarily serving the global personal care market, is establishing its first U.S. operations, Pantex Americas, Inc., in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The $10.4 million investment is expected to create 45 new jobs in Greenville County over the next five years.

Located at 844 S.E. Main Street in Simpsonville, Pantex’s Greenville County manufacturing operations will focus on the production of perforated nonwovens, composites and films for the feminine hygiene applications as well as elastic laminates for baby care and adult incontinence fastening system. The 140,000-square-foot facility is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2015.

“This investment, giving Pantex plants in Europe, the Middle East and, now, in the U.S., will further strengthen Pantex’s effort to expand its global leadership role in the hygiene specialty materials industry. Specifically, the United States investment serves two purposes – to expand the capacity of successful, Innovative products such as ‘cloth-like’ top sheets and increase the speed at which we bring new innovations to our customers in the American hygiene market. Pantex’s U.S. expansion reaffirms our commitment to customers in markets where quality, custom solutions and innovation are the main ingredients for success,” said Pantex CEO Gianluigi Fornoni said.

The company’s new U.S. operations will help further this effort, complementing an existing production facility in the United Arab Emirates as well as the company’s Sulmona, Italy headquarters. Pantex’s international growth is allowing the firm better serve increasing customer demand.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. “The fact that Pantex has chosen Simpsonville as the first place in the country to establish operations is further proof that companies from around the world are now looking at South Carolina as an ideal place to do business. The $10.4 million investment and the 45 new jobs it will create are a huge reason to celebrate in Greenville County and across the state,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

“Greenville’s long history in the textile and advanced materials industries makes Greenville a natural fit for companies like Pantex. We are proud of our expertise in this industry, as well as the many other advantages we can offer companies looking to expand here, and we are excited to welcome another thriving international company to our community,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and Chairman of Greenville County Council.

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