Area Development
Uniscite Inc., a maker of plastic films, has announced it plans to construct a $70 million plant in Laurens County, South Carolina, and create up to 100 jobs.

The new facility is slated to be operational by first quarter 2014.

It will manufacture plastic film typically used in packaging for food products.

"Laurens County offered us an excellent business environment and ready and available workforce," said Uniscite's General Manager Fang Wang.

The project originated from Commerce's Asia office in Shanghai, China. Asia Office Managing Director John Ling introduced the company's executives to South Carolina, and worked with them as the project developed.

"This announcement is another big win for one of our state's rural counties," said Gov. Nikki Haley.