COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 20, 2016) – Labon, a leading technical fiber and textile manufacturer, is establishing its first operations in South Carolina. The Orangeburg County project is expected to bring $3.1 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 23 new jobs.
Established in Shanghai in 2005, Labon specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of technical fibers and textiles for use across a variety of applications, including sealing, friction, hand protection and flame-retardant products.
To launch its first operations in the U.S., Labon has purchased a 15,700-square-foot facility, which will utilize raw materials to produce fibers. Located at 122 Industrial Boulevard in Orangeburg, S.C., the company’s new facility is projected to be operational by January 2017. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin immediately, and those interested in applying should contact [email protected].
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“Labon is excited to launch our first operations in the United States in Orangeburg County. Between the skilled workforce and friendly business climate, this decision was easy for us. This development will allow us, not only to accommodate our continued business growth, but better serve our customers as well.” –Labon General Manager Hongxin Chen
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Labon to the South Carolina family. It’s special any time a company decides to invest in one of our rural counties because it drastically improves the lives of those in the area. We thank Labon and its leadership for the commitment this investment represents to our state and our people, and look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the Orangeburg community.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“It’s always exciting when foreign-based firms choose the Palmetto State for their new operations. Today, we celebrate China-based Labon and their decision to do business in Orangeburg County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“SC Ports Authority welcomes Labon’s first U.S. operations facility to South Carolina, and looks forward to serving their growing cargo needs. Our ability to capably and efficiently handle imports and exports for manufacturers across South Carolina is a top priority for the SCPA.” –SC Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome
“We welcome this quality international company. Labon’s decision to locate in Orangeburg County once again validates our quality workforce, superb location and robust utility network. We are truly grateful.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.
“Over 60 percent of the announced capital investment here in our region over the past two years has been from foreign-owned enterprises. Today, South Carolina and, specifically, Orangeburg County celebrate another foreign direct investment win for our communities. Congratulations to Labon on their first United States location. We look forward to their successes and watching them grow for many years to come.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Labon is establishing its first U.S. facility in Orangeburg County.
- $3.1 million investment to create 23 new jobs.
- Labon is a leading technical fiber and textile manufacturer based out of China.
- Located at 122 Industrial Boulevard in Orangeburg, S.C., the company has purchased a 15,700-square-foot facility to accommodate its operations.
The new facility is expected to be operational by January 2017
About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.7 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.
CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.