Japanese company to build carbon fiber plant in Greenwood, creat - FOX Carolina 21

Japanese company to build carbon fiber plant in Greenwood, create 220 jobs

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A Japanese chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company will build a “state-of-the-art manufacturing facility” in Greenwood County, Gov. Nikki Haley’s office announced Friday.

Teijin Ltd. plans to create 220 new jobs and bring $600 million in new capital investment to Greenwood County, which will be the largest initial capital investment by a company in the county’s history.

Founded in 1918, Teijin is a group of companies specializing in providing solutions for sustainable transportation; information and electronics; safety and protection; environment and energy; and healthcare.

The group, 150 companies spread across 20 countries with 16,000 workers, manufactures high-performance fibers, such as aramid, carbon fibers and composites, resin processing, polyester fibers and more.

The Teijin plant will be built along Highway 246 in Greenwood and will manufacture carbon fiber for the automotive, aerospace and industrial markets.

Hiring will begin at a later date.

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