Expansion of fiber industries supported by the Rural Development Fund

Fiber Industries says its expansion includes increased capacity through the restoration and modernization of production lines, state-of-the-art control systems and increased warehouse space. The company plans to complete the expansion project in early 2023 and create more than 50 new jobs.

The South Carolina Economic Development Coordinating Council approved job development credits related to the expansion project and awarded Darlington County a $300,000 grant from the Rural Infrastructure Fund to help cover the costs. Money from the Rural Business Development Grant is used for projects that benefit rural areas or cities outside the urban area of ​​any city with a population of 50,000 or more.

CEO Don Bockoven said in a company statement, “We are proud to be part of the larger effort to relocate jobs and bring textile manufacturing back to the United States. We thank the State of South Carolina and Darlington County for their continued support.

Darlington County Council Chairman Bobby Hudson added, “Fiber Industries…commitment to excellence has allowed them to grow and, to date, create nearly 300 full-time jobs. Fiber Industries’ announcement of an expansion of over $30 million and over 50 new jobs is great news. We celebrate their decision to continue investing in Darlington County. We are proud to have Fiber Industries as one of Darlington County’s leading manufacturers and their significant contributions to our quality of life and business-friendly community. We look forward to their continued success.

Fiber Industries produces polyester staple fibers for performance fabrics, workwear, knitwear and the automotive industry, and currently employs over 300 people.


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