Italy-based Pratrivero USA, a division of Pratrivero Nonwovens and a leading global producer of nonwoven fabric using stitchbond technology, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The $17.6 million project is expected to create 34 new jobs.
The facility is expected to be online in September 2022 and will produce stitchbond, a nonwoven fabric produced by mechanical bonding of fiber layers with continuous filaments. The site will also include distribution operations.
“Pratrivero USA is looking forward to being part of the Orangeburg County industrial family. We are very excited about this new investment and feel by choosing such a great location and working with the wonderful people in this community, we will succeed. The approach that Orangeburg County has taken to include a training program with Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College to help us find and train people specifically for our industry is a wonderful benefit for Pratrivero USA and the people we will be hiring,” Pratrivero USA President Paolo Barberis Canonico said.
Pratrivero USA is working with readySC to support future recruitment.
“South Carolina has deep roots in the textiles industry, and we are excited to continue that tradition with Pratrivero USA’s new operation in Orangeburg County. Congratulations to Pratrivero USA and the positive impact they are making in the Orangeburg community,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said.
Headquartered in Italy and family-owned and -operated for 14 generations, Pratrivero Nonwovens provides fabrics used in a variety of sectors including furnishings, advertising banners, footwear, packaging and the automotive industry.
“We welcome Pratrivero USA to the robust community of businesses that have found success in Orangeburg County. The company’s commitment expands the scope of international operations within the county, as well as the growing textile industry. Thank you, Pratrivero USA, for your commitment to Orangeburg, and congratulations to our friends and partners in the county and beyond on today’s announcement,” Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam added.