Signode, a manufacturer and distributor of protective packaging systems, will invest $15 million to locate its new facility in Chapin, South Carolina, with plans to create 130 jobs in the Lexington County region. The company reopen the former FB Johnston plant warehouse facility, northwest of Columbia in the central part of the Palmetto State, and produce a new product line for the packaging manufacturer.
Part of the global company Premark Packaging LLC, Signode manufactures steel and plastic strapping, stretch firm and the application equipment and accessory products. With more than a century of experience, Signode's products are used worldwide to secure items such as cotton bales, newspapers, steel coils and corrugate cartons. The company will start to manufacture industrial packaging products in Chapin, adding 63 full-time positions with highly technical skills in the first phase.
"Signode is extremely excited to open up a brand new plant and product line in Chapin, South Carolina. We thank the Town of Chapin, Lexington County and the State of South Carolina for their tremendous support and we look forward to growing a lasting relationship,” said Joseph Hudson, Plant Manager.
"South Carolina has a long history in manufacturing. We continue to show the world that whether we are building planes, assembling automobiles or manufacturing packaging products, we are a state that knows how to make quality products. Signode's expansion in our state further proves South Carolina's successful manufacturing reputation is well-earned,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
"The Central SC region continues to attract global manufacturers that are highly focused on servicing customers that cover a broad range of industries. We congratulate Lexington County on being selected for this significant economic development project and know that Signode will find a business friendly environment which will serve them well into the future,” Mike Brenan, Chairman of the Central SC Alliance said.