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Sigmatex announces second U.S. plant

News International-French

17 Oct 2014

Initial $12 million investment to establish Orangeburg County operation.

Sigmatex has selected Matthews Industrial Park in Orangeburg County as the location for its next facility in their global company. The company will invest $12 million initially and create 50 jobs over the next five years. Sigmatex’s investment in Orangeburg County is one of the largest capital investment projects the company has undertaken. The facility – the fifth manufacturing facility in Sigmatex's global system – is scheduled to be in operation by mid-2015 to begin supplying its North American customers.

Sigmatex, which supplies the aerospace and automotive industries, adds to the growing number of aerospace-related companies that call Orangeburg County home. Its announcement marks the first company to locate in the John W. Matthews Industrial Park. The new 75,000-square-foot facility will be located on 20 acres at the entrance to the park. In order to meet the company’s future expansion goals, the facility will be constructed so that it can be expanded to 150,000 square feet and eventually up to 450,000 square feet to accommodate the prospective growth in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Locating in the South Carolina Global Logistics Triangle (I-26, U.S. 301 and I-95) aligns with Sigmatex’s strategic plan to expand into new targeted markets. This facility, along with its sister facilities, will give Sigmatex the ability to offer its customers a product that is made locally.

Hiring for the 50 positions is expected to begin in May, 2015.Those interested in joining the Sigmatex team may visit the company’s careers page.

“We are very excited to be building our latest manufacturing facility in South Carolina. This will be our second, and largest, in North America, representing a major step in our commitment to global expansion. Sigmatex will continue to invest in technology, capabilities and capacities to ensure we satisfy the growing demands of our current and future partners across the globe. We believe this facility will enable us to meet any foreseeable future market requirements and ensure we are prepared to continue to support the supply chain in delivering the growth requirements in the aerospace and automotive sectors. We look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation with the state and local officials and to further supporting our expanding customer base with carbon textile solutions." –Sigmatex CEO Scott Tolson

“We couldn’t be more excited that a company like Sigmatex has chosen Orangeburg as the location of their fifth manufacturing facility – it’s great news for the local community and the hardworking people who live there. With an investment of $12 million and the creation of 50 new jobs, Sigmatex will further strengthen our reputation as a place where manufacturers of carbon fiber not only want to be but can grow and succeed for many years to come.” – Gov. Nikki Haley

About Sigmatex:

Sigmatex develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications. From global locations, Sigmatex supplies spread tow, 2D woven, unidirectional, multiaxial (non-crimp), 3D textiles and recycled fabrics across a broad range of industries. Sigmatex's proven capability converts millions of pounds of carbon fibre each year for major projects that require high levels of quality and reliability. Sigmatex works with customers to create carbon fibre textiles which meet various requirements including fibre orientation, crimp, drapeability, thickness and resin permeability. These textile solutions often require an innovative approach to textile design and process which is the core strength of Sigmatex.