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Aerofoam USA Plans Abbeville, South Carolina, Headquarters-Operations Complex

Aerofoam USA, a subsidiary of international firm Hira Industries based in the United Arab Emirates, plans to establish its United States headquarters and operations in Abbeville, South Carolina. The $11.5 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

Located at 43 Commerce Drive, the new facility will manufacture nytril buthene rubber (NBR) for thermal acoustic products utilized in HVAC-R systems, mechanical applications, transport, packaging and more, along with products used by original equipment manufacturers. Operations are planned to start by May 2023.

“After a careful selection of several locations, we have found our home in Abbeville, South Carolina. We feel confident that from Abbeville, we will be able to serve our diverse customer base in mainland USA, Latin America and Canada. We are also confident that we will be able to offer meaningful jobs to motivated individuals that come from in and around Abbeville. We are excited to become a dedicated part of the community, and we are thankful to South Carolina and Abbeville County for the support and opportunity,” Aerofoam USA President Alex Huis said.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project as an incentive. The council also approved a $600,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Abbeville County to assist with costs related to the project.

“Companies like Aerofoam USA are attracted to our state for our assets, a winning workforce, business-friendly environment, strategic East Coast location and much more. We are excited Aerofoam USA chose Abbeville County to establish its first U.S. location and look forward to the company's positive impact within the local community and beyond,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III added.

Aerofoam USA produces high-quality, sustainable thermal insulation and AeroSound® acoustic solutions for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The company specializes in closed-cell thermal insulation materials for condensation control in air conditioning, refrigeration and chilled water installations, as well as reducing thermal losses in heating and plumbing systems. With a firm commitment to sustainability, the products are free from dust, fibers and asbestos, and have zero ozone depletion impacts.

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