Auriga Polymers, Inc., is making a $35 million investment in Spartanburg County by expanding its operations there.
“I am excited that Indorama Ventures is confident in our company and continues to invest in the operations and the people of South Carolina," Auriga Polymers Vice President of Operations Mark Holden said. "This investment further enhances our ability to support our customers and markets with high-value-added products while continuing to provide employment for 450 families.”
Auriga is owned by Indorama Ventures Public Co. Limited, a leading supplier of polyester. The expansion at the plant, located at 1550 Dewberrt Road, will include a new extruder system and other equipment to make production of polyester fibers, resins and specialty polymers more efficient.
Bottles made using Auriga’s resins are used for carbonated soft drinks, water, beer, juice, wine and food.
“Spartanburg County is pleased to work with Auriga Polymers on this latest expansion as it ensures they remain a global leader in the advanced materials industry," David Britt, chairman of the Economic Recruitment and Development Committee of Spartanburg County and member of the Economic Futures Group Board, said. "This investment of $35 million will not only increase their production capacity; it also represents an investment in new, state-of-the-art machinery and equipment."