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Bondex Inc. expanding operations in Edgefield County
web posted September 27, 2012
COUNTY – Bondex Inc., a maker of thermally
bonded nonwoven materials, announced Thursday that it will expand its
existing operations in Edgefield County. The $6.4 million investment is
expected to generate 13 new jobs.
“We are excited about moving forward with our plans to expand our
existing facility in Edgefield County. South Carolina has provided us
with an excellent business environment and a talented workforce. We
look forward to continuing to grow here. We appreciate all the support
we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Brad Willingham,
president of Bondex Inc.
Bondex Inc. is expanding the company’s nonwovens production plant in
Trenton, S.C. in order to add a new product line, which will allow the
company to produce industrial laminates and composites for the
electrical and electronic markets, as well as other specialty areas.
The company will add 33,000 square feet of space to the facility,
doubling the plant’s size. The expansion is expected to be completed in
end of fourth quarter with production starting in January.
“While we work every day to bring new companies and investment to South
Carolina, it’s always exciting to see one of our existing businesses
increase its footprint here. We celebrate Bondex Inc.’s decision to
invest $6.4 million and create 13 new jobs in Trenton,” said Gov. Nikki
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $7 billion
in capital investment and more than 17,000 jobs in the manufacturing
“In South Carolina, we know how to make things. Manufacturers of all
sizes continue to create wealth and help our economy grow, and today’s
announcement by Bondex is another sign that our manufacturing base is
strong,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“This is wonderful news for Bondex and for Edgefield County,” said
Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell. “Over the past few
years Edgefield County Council has been working on strategic areas that
would make the county competitive in the world marketplace. Existing
industries was one of those initiatives and we appreciate Bondex, one
of our existing industries, continuing to grow and provide employment
opportunities in Edgefield County.”
“Today’s announcement proves that manufacturing is still important to
our country, state and Edgefield County,” said Gary Stooksbury,
chairman of the Board of Directors of The Economic Development
Partnership. “We are pleased that an established company like Bondex is
growing their operation here.”
The company will begin hiring for the new positions in November. Anyone
interested in job opportunities with the company should contact SCWorks
in Edgefield at 803-637-7159 at that time.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a set aside
grant for $100,000 for site work. readySC™, a division of the S.C.
Technical College System, is assisting with the recruitment and
training of new employees.
Bondex Inc. has operated in Trenton, S.C. since 1997. For more
information about the company, please visit www.bondexinc.com.
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