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China-Based Suzhou Glacier Import & Export Co. Invests $24 Million In Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Manufacturing Complex

Suzhou Glacier Import & Export Co., Ltd., a China-based global textiles manufacturer, is establishing Upstate operations with the creation of Cold Mountain Material Corporation in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The company is investing $24 million to open a new manufacturing facility, creating an expected 109 jobs in Greenville County.

Serving markets all across the globe, the company specializes in textiles for the automotive industry. In an effort to better assist its growing North American customer-base, and the growing automotive sector in South Carolina, Suzhou will establish a facility Upstate.

The company’s Greenville County operations – Cold Mountain Material Corporation – will be housed in an existing 170,000-square-foot building located at 19 Page Court in Travelers Rest. Focused on serving the automotive industry, the Cold Mountain Material Corporation will produce fabric for automobile interiors. The facility is anticipated to be fully operational within the next year.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

“It’s exciting to celebrate another international company making the decision to invest in South Carolina and our people. Suzhou’s $24 million investment that will create over 100 new jobs in Greenville County is a real reason to celebrate and truly will make a difference in the lives of South Carolinians. We look forward to working with Suzhou for many years to come as they grow and thrive in South Carolina,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

“The automotive industry continues to drive South Carolina’s economy forward, and today’s announcement by Suzhou is proof of that. This investment and the 109 new jobs it will create is a major win for our state. As always, I look forward to watching Cold Mountain Material Corporation thrive here for many years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.

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