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Viva Holdings Group, Inc. locates Manufacturing Complex In St. Stephen, South Carolina

Viva Holdings Group, Inc., an international leader in the worldwide rubber and plastic recycling industries, is launching a new operation with its renovation of a 177,000-square-foot industrial site at 315 Ravenell Drive in St. Stephen, South Carolina. The first phase of the new development is expected to bring a $28 million investment and create 200 new jobs in Berkeley County with the potential for additional expansion.

Through its subsidiary Viva TPE Products, LLC, Viva Holdings Group, Inc is a manufacturer of semi-finished rubber goods with proprietary technology for export to China, along with a variety injection-molded finished products. The company’s proprietary technologies use a combination of recycled rubber and recycled plastics from post-industrial and post-consumer sources.

“Viva is proud to build in St. Stephen, an integrated manufacturing plant using our state’s recycled rubber and plastics. Our plant expects to employ up to 200 people, creating products that will be sold in the U.S. and exported to China,” said Viva Holdings Group, Inc. CEO Marty Sergei.

“Viva brings together a team of Chinese and U.S. principals to create an international leader in the worldwide rubber and plastic recycling industries. Hebei JingXin Chemical Group Ltd. is honored to be part of this venture,” Viva Holdings Group, Inc. Chairman Zhang Baofa said.

“We couldn’t be more excited to congratulate Viva for its decision to build a new facility in Berkeley County. This $28 million investment, and the 200 new jobs it means for Berkeley County, is a huge win for everyone involved, and we look forward to watching this partnership grow for many years to come,” Governor Nikki Haley said.

“This announcement is a true revival for an area that has suffered for too long and provides opportunities for folks to both live and work in this region. Viva’s new operation in St. Stephen is the beginning of a new day for this part of Berkeley County. Berkeley County is extremely grateful for Viva’s investment of both finances and new jobs, both of which will significantly change lives for the better in this region,” Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler explained.

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