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SC: Fiber Industries to Open New $30M Ops in Darlington County, Hire 135

10 Aug, 2017


Fiber Industries LLC is preparing to open a new textile production operation in Darlington County. Expected to be operational in early 2018, this development is projected to bring more than $30 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of at least 135 new jobs.

A privately held company, Fiber Industries was established by MHR Fund Management LLC, a New York-based investment firm, to restart the Palmetto Plant in Darlington, South Carolina. The management team, Andrew Rosenfeld and Leandro Carboni, has more than 60 years of combined experience in working at senior level positions in the chemical, oil and gas industries, along with strong backgrounds in financial, commercial and plant operations.

Located at 1000 East McIver Road in Darlington, South Carolina, the company expects to begin hiring for the new positions in the fourth quarter of 2017. Interested applicants should visit readySC™'s website for more information.  

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

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"Fiber Industries is excited about the opportunity to restart the Palmetto Plant and bring jobs to the Darlington area. The management team has been very impressed with the local workforce capabilities observed during its due diligence process. The support of the state and the local community has been an additional plus to help move this project forward." -Fiber Industries Officers Andrew Rosenfeld and Leandro Carboni

"Manufacturing continues to thrive in the Palmetto State; and, as a result, South Carolina's economy is on top of the world. Today, we celebrate Fiber Industries LLC and the jobs they are bringing to Darlington County. We are proud that they have decided to do business in our state and look forward to watching them succeed here." -Gov. Henry McMaster

 "South Carolina has a long and storied history with textile manufacturing, and this announcement by Fiber Industries only adds to that tradition. This is tremendous news for Darlington County, and we look forward to the difference that these new jobs will make." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 "Darlington County is pleased to have Fiber Industries commit to investing capital and creating jobs in our county. We look forward to a long and profitable relationship with our new partners. Darlington County is dedicated to growing our economy and helping our citizens prosper." -Darlington County Council Chairman Bobby Hudson

Five Fast Facts

  • Fiber Industries LLC is launching new textile manufacturing operations in Darlington County.
  • More than $30 million investment projected to create at least 135 new jobs.
  • Fiber Industries, a privately-held company, was established by MHR Fund Management LLC, a New York-based investment firm, to restart the former Palmetto Plant in Darlington, S.C.
  • Located at 1000 East McIver Road, textile manufacturing operations are expected to begin in early 2018.

Hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should visit readySC™'s website for more information. 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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