Labron, a technical fiber and textile manufacture, is opening its first U.S. facility in Orangeburg County, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
The 15,700-square-foot facility is expected to begin operations in January. The Shanghai-based firm has invested $3.1 million in the Orangeburg project, and hiring for 23 new jobs will begin immediately..
“Labon is excited to launch our first operations in the United States in Orangeburg County," Labon General Manager Hongxin Chen said. "Between the skilled workforce and friendly business climate, this decision was easy for us. This development will allow us, not only to accommodate our continued business growth, but better serve our customers as well.”
Labron, established in 2005, specializes in technical fibers and textiles. The materials are used in many applications, including flame-retardant and hand protection products.
“Over 60 percent of the announced capital investment here in our region over the past two years has been from foreign-owned enterprises," Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan said. "Today, South Carolina and, specifically, Orangeburg County celebrate another foreign direct investment win for our communities. Congratulations to Labon on their first United States location. We look forward to their successes and watching them grow for many years to come.”