Automotive Fabric Manufacturer to Expand in South Carolina

Expansion effort is expected to be complete in fourth-quarter 2010.

TB Kawashima USA Inc., which makes fabric for the auto industry, will expand its facility in Lugoff, S.C., according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Kershaw County.

The $9 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs over the next five years.

This represents the second expansion to this plant in the last couple of years, Yuzo Mori, president of TB Kawashima USA. Demand for our products has continued to grow, and Kershaw County has provided us with an excellent business environment in which to operate. We appreciate all the support we have received from state and local officials.

The expanded operations at the facility are expected to come online in the fourth quarter of this year.

The company is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based TB Kawashima Co. Ltd.

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