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INVISTA expanding Kershaw County operations

December 8, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact     803.425.7685

Lauren Reeder    lauren.reeder@kershaw.sc.gov

 

Kershaw County, SC – INVISTA, one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and fibers, has announced expansion plans at its Kershaw County operation. The company expects to invest $80 million over the next ten years with the installation of nylon polymer and spinning units and other modernization projects. These plans also include the creation of 20 new jobs.

 

Established in 1950, Koch Industries purchased the former DuPont facility in 2004 to support INVISTA’s production of fibers, fabrics, polymers, and other specialty industrial products that provide innovative solutions to commercial, residential, automotive, and industrial consumers.  Earlier this year, INVISTA’s Camden facility announced the hiring of 200 new positions making it one of the biggest hiring campaigns ever undertaken by INVISTA.

 

Those interested in joining the INVISTA team should visit the company’s career page online at www.INVISTAcareers.com.

 

QUOTES

“INVISTA is excited to pursue significant capital investments in South Carolina and thanks the Kershaw County Council, the Kershaw Economic Development Office, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for their interest and support. The INVISTA projects included in the agreement represent potential capital investments in machinery and equipment, to expand capacity and the capability to position the Camden site in order to better serve changing market needs.” – Juan Flores, INVISTA’s Camden Site Manager

 

“It’s a great day in Kershaw County! INVISTA’s Camden facility has been an important part of the community since its establishment in 1950 and we could not be prouder to see them expand once again. Their continued growth for more than half a century shows that Kershaw County is indeed open for business.” – Julian Burns, Chairman of Kershaw County Council

 

“We’re always excited to celebrate additional investment to Kershaw County and its people. Kershaw County has and will continue to support INVISTA’s operations in our community and look forward to watching them thrive for years to come. ” – Vic Carpenter, Kershaw County Administrator

 

“INVISTA has been a tremendous industrial partner in Kershaw County and their decision to expand their current operations is a true testament to our community’s pro-business environment. We work hard to create the best conditions for growth in Kershaw County and we are pleased about this exciting new opportunity for our workforce and community.”

Peggy McLean, Kershaw County Economic Development Director

 

About INVISTA

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER®, and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers, and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex, and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts, and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in The United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information about INVISTA, visit INVISTA.com.

 

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"Together we have done great things in Kershaw County including announcing jobs and critical investment this past year at Suominen, Haier and INVISTA. Kershaw County is on the move and we are confident this growth will continue as we continue to invest in quality jobs and training for South Carolina’s workforce."
-- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley