US Fibers to Expand SC Plastics Recycling Plant

More than $10 million will be invested to expand plastics recycling company’s Trenton, S.C., facility.

May 15, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership has announced that US Fibers, a recycler of PET post-industrial and post-consumer plastics, will expand its recycling facility in South Carolina. The $10.1 million investment is expected to generate 85 new jobs in the state.

The company is headquartered in Laurens County, S.C., where it also has a recycling plant.

“We continue to see demand grow for our recycled materials, and this expansion will help us better serve our customers. South Carolina continues to offer our company an excellent business environment, and we are pleased to continue making the Palmetto State (South Carolina) our home,” says Steve Zagorski, vice president of new business development at US Fibers.

Edward Oh, president and founder of US Fibers, says, “We are excited about the opportunity to grow our company while providing jobs in South Carolina and helping the local economy. We are grateful to our customers for their loyal support and continued commitment to US Fibers.”

US Fibers will expand its polyester recycling operation in Trenton, S.C., which will allow the company to increase the facility’s capacity. The expansion will help position the company to enter new markets. Work on the expansion is expected to start in the third quarter of 2012.

US Fibers, a division of the Pac Tell Group Inc., says it is the only company in the United States that recycles all forms of PET post-industrial and post-consumer material and then converts it into a high quality, regenerated staple fiber. The company supplies material to a wide range of markets, including: the non-woven industry, the automotive industry, the filtration industry, the construction industry and the home furnishings market.