B&W Fiberglass Inc. is launching its first manufacturing facility in South Carolina in an acquisition deal that will create 46 new jobs.
B&W Fiberglass creates fibers made from materials such as glass, basalt and thermoplastics used in aerospace and automotive industries, as well as for medical devices and recreational equipment.
The company has acquired a 450,000-square-foot facility in Slater., making it the eighth operation for B&W. The other facilities are in North Carolina and the United Kingdom.
“I would like to thank Gov. (Nikki) Haley, the state of South Carolina and Greenville County for their support during this process," B&W president Brent Beason said. "It is not only our goal that textile manufacturing remains in Greenville County, but that it thrives. My family is committed to continually investing in this operation to ensure its viability long into the future. We will approach this opportunity with the same commitment to innovation, excellence, responsiveness to customer needs and quality products that we value at our core within the diverse industrial textile business we serve.”
Job applications are already being accepted for the new positions; potential applicants can visit www.bwfiberglass.com for more information.
“The investment that B&W Fiberglass is making in the people of South Carolina represents a significant commitment to our state, and we couldn’t be more grateful for that," Haley said. "The 46 new jobs this fantastic company is creating in Greenville will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and we look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the Upstate for a very long time."