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News from Kershaw County

June 2, 2015 | Suominen expanding Kershaw County manufacturing operations
Company confirms the addition of a new product line at Bethune, S.C. plant COLUMBIA, S.C. – Suominen, a globally-leading supplier of nonwovens, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Kershaw County. It is the largest single…read more


April 14, 2015 | A Peek at the Competition
A group intent on spurring economic development in KershawCounty took a closer look at what one competitor has been doing.     The group, led by Kershaw County Council Chairman JulianBurns, included County Administrator Vic…read more


April 14, 2015 | Suominen’s Bethune Plant may Expand
Suominenis looking to expand its Bethune operation, according to a press releasepublished Thursday on the company’s website.   TheEuropean company, which manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes, medicaland hygiene products, announced in January it…read more


April 1, 2015 | Economic Development: Many Parts in Motion
All things considered, Kershaw County seems to be holdingits own in the world of economic development. But like anything else, there is always room forimprovement – the trick is determining exactly what. Since 2006, Kershaw…read more


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"When Suominen was choosing where to locate in 2011, there were three sites we were looking at and one factor was the cost of doing business and the business-friendly environment in Kershaw County. The Kershaw County Economic Development Office went out of their way to work with our management team working as an intermediary with the state; providing a fast turnaround and a clear desire to want us to come their community. In 2015, Suominen expanded our Kershaw County operation by adding 25 new jobs and $55.5 million in capital investment. "
-- Darryl Fournier, Plant Manager for Suominen Nonwovens