Joint Venture Expands Low Melting Fiber Production in Spartanburg, South Carolina
The new, state-of-the-art operations will manufacture low melting fiber with an annual capacity of 60,000 tons. LMF is commonly used as a binder fiber in core-sheath constructions for use in automotive and industrial composites. The initial volumes of LMF will be sold in the United States with the potential to expand into neighboring regions over time.
Auriga Polymers, Inc. currently employs more than 450 production associates, engineers and scientists at its Spartanburg County campus and, through this joint venture, the facility will be adding 50 new positions.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“After celebrating more than 50 years of manufacturing in Spartanburg County, it is exciting to see the creation of 50 new jobs in Spartanburg as a result of this substantial new investment. Both joint venture partners are appreciative of the pro-business environment in South Carolina and look forward to a strong future with this community,” said Auriga Polymers Vice President of Operations Mark Holden.
“We continue to see manufacturers making investments across the state. Today’s announcement by Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials further strengthens South Carolina’s robust manufacturing sector and brings jobs that will have an ongoing positive impact in Spartanburg County,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
“We are extremely pleased that Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials is launching this new manufacturing operation in Spartanburg County. The decision to locate this venture on Auriga Polymers, Inc.’s Spartanburg campus represents our commitment to our existing industries. Spartanburg County will benefit from this expansion now and in the future,” noted David Britt, Spartanburg County Economic Development Committee chairman and Economic Futures Group board member.
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