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Chinese company locating facility in Chester County




JN Fibers Inc. will establish its new production facility in an existing building at 1247 Frederick Drive in Richburg. The new plant will recycle discarded soda and water bottles and transform them into recycled polyester staple fibers for use in home textiles, furniture, upholstery and automotive industries.



Staff Report
colanews@scbiznews.com
Published Sept. 25, 2013

JN Fibers Inc., a manufacturer of recycled polyester staple fiber products, is investing $45 million in a manufacturing facility in Chester County. The investment is expected to generate 318 jobs.

“South Carolina is the perfect fit for our business’ needs. With an excellent business environment and access to markets, as well as top-notch workforce talent, we look forward to getting our operations in Richburg up and running,” said Mark Bachner, senior vice president of operations for JN Fibers Inc.

Headquartered in Zhejiang, China, JN Fibers Inc. will establish its new production facility in an existing building at 1247 Frederick Drive in Richburg. The new plant will recycle discarded soda and water bottles and transform them into recycled polyester staple fibers for use in home textiles, furniture, upholstery and automotive industries.

The company plans to upfit the existing building as well as add building space on the facility’s campus, for a total of 600,000 square feet. The JN Fibers plant is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2014 and hiring in the second quarter of 2014.

“South Carolina’s manufacturing renaissance is getting a big boost from today’s announcement by JN Fibers. Every one of these new jobs will have an impact in Chester County and throughout the state. We welcome JN Fibers to South Carolina, and look forward to the company’s success here,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“JN Fibers Inc. appreciates Mr. Ling Xinwei from the South Carolina Department of Commerce China Office for guiding us through the process and helping us get to know South Carolina and making the project a reality,” Bachner said.

JN Fibers Inc. will operate the factory and market their products under their subsidiary Sun Fibers LLC.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a rural infrastructure grant of $800,000 and approved job development credits.

Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Chester Development Association and Chester County joined in the announcement.

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