The company, which has been in operation since 1973 and established operations in Greenville County in 1990, will be adding on to its existing plant in order to meet increased customer demand. Fitesa manufactures non-woven fabric solutions for use in the global hygiene market and serves customers in the hygiene, medical and industrial sectors all over the world from 11 plants in eight nations.
“Our mission is to be the preferred choice for the supply of nonwoven fabrics to the global hygiene industry, and to deliver high quality products with exceptional service and sustainable processes,” Fitesa global marketing director Ray Dunleavy said. "We are pleased to continue to grow our operations here and appreciate the support of Greenville County in making this announcement a reality.”
Thirty-eight new jobs will be created by the 20,000-square-foot expansion of the Greenville plant, which is located at 840 Southeast Main St. The expansion will include improvements to infrastructure as well as installation of new equipment and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2017. Hiring for new positions will begin in mid-2017.
“It’s another great day in South Carolina as we celebrate Fitesa and its decision to expand in Greenville County, " South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said. "With global headquarters already established in the Upstate, this $52 million expansion and the 38 new jobs it will create further show Fitesa’s fantastic commitment to our state and our people."
For more about Fitesa, including information about careers, log on to www.fitesa.com.