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SC: Mogul to Invest $17.6M to Open 1st N. American Operations

26 Aug, 2015


Mogul, a privately-owned company that focuses on the production of and sale of nonwovens, is establishing its first North American operations - Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens Corporation. The company is investing $17.6 million in its new operations, creating 38 new jobs from beginning of operation.

Established in 1997, Mogul is headquartered in Gaziantep, Turkey. As a global leader in the nonwovens industry, the company boasts a diverse product portfolio, including spunlace, PP spunbond nonwovens, PET spunbond nonwovens, BICO PET spunbond nonwovens and meltblown nonwovens, as well as coated and laminated fabrics and converted products made from nonwovens and composites.

To establish its Laurens County operations, Mogul is purchasing an existing 91,000-square-foot building, located at 100 ISO Poly Parkway in Gray Court, S.C. This plant will focus specifically on the production of spunlace products which have medical, hygienic and personal wet wipes applications. Moving forward, Mogul expects to use its Laurens County facility to expand its already-robust product line.

Anticipated to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2016, hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in September 2015. For more information on the company, visit www.mogulsb.com.

QUOTES

"Mogul is excited to launch its new North American operations in Laurens County, South Carolina. Through our new facility in South Carolina, we will be able to better serve our North American customers with our diverse offerings of quality nonwoven products. We want to thank the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Power Team, the Laurens County Electric Co-op and Laurens County, South Carolina, as well as all of our private and public sector partners for making this project a reality. We look forward to building a long, prosperous business venture in South Carolina." -Mogul Tekstil, A.S. Founder and Chairman Ekrem Kayali

"The fact that Mogul has decided to establish its first North American operations in Laurens County is great news for our state and for the company. Mogul's $17.6 million investment and the 38 new jobs it will create is a meaningful commitment to the people of South Carolina, and we're proud to welcome this great company to the South Carolina family." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"The reputation South Carolina has received for its world-class workforce and pro-business environment continues to make its way around the globe, and today's announcement by Mogul is a testament to that. We congratulate the company and Laurens County on this significant milestone and look forward to the continuation of this tremendous partnership for many years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"It is a good day to welcome a new industry in Laurens County, and to have them locate into one of our existing buildings. This gets them in business much faster and they hire employees sooner." -Laurens County Council Chairman Joseph E. Wood, Jr.

"It pleases me to see new industries willing to invest in Laurens County and our people. It also shows that we are taking the right steps in order to create continuous economic growth in our area." -Laurens County Council Member Garrett McDaniel, District 3

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Mogul is establishing its first North American and first overseas operations in Laurens County.
  • $17.6 million investment creating 38 new jobs over the next five years.
  • Established in 1997, Mogul is headquartered in Turkey.
  • To establish its Laurens County operations, Mogul purchased an existing 91,000-square-foot building, located at 100 ISO Poly Parkway in Gray Court, S.C.
  • Anticipated to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2016, hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in September 2015.

About Mogul

Mogul is a Turkish-based, privately-owned company located in Gaziantep, Turkey. Mogul was founded in 1997. Mogul operates 2 manufacturing plants in Gaziantep and a new production facility close to Istanbul area. The company's product offerings consist of: spunlace, PP spunbond nonwovens, PET spunbond nonwovens, meltblown nonwovens, SM-SMS-MMM grades, extrusion coated/laminated fabrics, PEVA film and converted products made from nonwovens and composites. Mogul is ranked among Top 1,000 exporter companies and industrial companies (for turnover) in Turkey. Mogul is ranked among top 40 nonwovens producers in the world as per Nonwoven Industry Magazine ranking for 2013. For more information, visit www.mogulsb.com.

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 Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Volvo Cars, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. 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. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International and FDI Markets reports. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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