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Agru America in US$39 million expansion

Geotextiles producer Agru America Inc. is investing US$39.1 million to expand its operations in South Carolina, according to a report on the Plastics News website yesterday.

14th December 2012

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Georgetown, SC

Civil Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial

 

The Georgetown, South Carolina company will add 40,000 square feet to its production facility, install new production equipment and add a 130,000 square foot asphalt storage yard. The project will cost $19.2 million and create 49 new jobs, according to a news release issued by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s office on 12 December.

Agru also is upgrading and expanding a production facility in Andrews, SC, which it acquired in January - the Andrews operation makes needle-punched, non-woven textiles for environmental, industrial, automotive, bedding and furniture markets. The $19.9-million program will create 77 new jobs.

“We have seen demand for our products increase and adding capacity at both facilities will help us meet our manufacturing goals,” said Agru America President Robert Johnson in a news release.

Agru has also been expanding its Fernley, Nevada plant by adding co-extrusion capacity to meet demand in the mining industry, the report said.

Agru makes linear low density and high density polyethylene liners and geotextiles using flat die extrusion calendering and other processes. It also makes pipe and fittings. The company’s parent company is Agru Kunststofftechnik GmbH, based in Bad Hall, Austria, established in 1948.

Source: Plastic News

 

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