Fiber Industries Expands in Darlington County
Congratulations to Darlington County on the recent announcement by Fiber Industries, a leading American textiles manufacturer, of plans to expand operations.. The company’s more than $30 million investment will create over 50 new jobs.
A full-service manufacturer, Fiber Industries produces polyester staple fiber for high-end performance fabrics, workwear, knit goods, the automotive industry and more.
Currently employing more than 300 individuals and located at 1000 East McIver Road in Darlington, Fiber Industries’ expansion includes increased capacity through the restoration and modernization of production lines. Fiber Industries will also use the additional investment to install state-of-the-art control systems and increase warehouse space.
The company expects to complete the expansion project in early 2023.The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the Fiber Industries expansion project. The council also awarded Darlington County a $300,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the costs of building improvements.
Fiber Industries was also the recipient of an Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grant from the Workforce Board in 2021. As you know, Incumbent Worker Training Grants are designed to make companies more competitive by providing training opportunities to the existing workforce in support of expansion, new technology, retooling, new service/product lines, new organizational restructuring, and averting layoffs.
The board looks forward to partnering with Fiber Industries on other projects. Congratulations!