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Labon launching first U.S. facility in Orangeburg County, S.C. USA

China’s leading textile manufacturer investing $3.1 million in Orangeburg facility

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – December 20, 2016 – Shanghai Labon Technical Fiber Co., LTD, the leading technical fiber and textile manufacturer in China, is launching its first U.S. operations in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The new development is expected to bring $3.1 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 23 new jobs.

Established in Shanghai in 2005, Labon specializes in research, development, and manufacturing of technical fibers and textil es. Their products have been widely applied for various uses, including personal protection, friction, sealing, and flame retardant products. Labon has been well recognized by the industry and gained high customer loyalty due to its consistent high quality and successful customer service.

Located at 122 Industrial Boulevard, the company’s new 15,700 square -foot facility will utilize raw materials to produce fibers. It is projected to be operational by January 2017, with hiring to begin in December 2016. Those interested in applying should conta

“Labon is excited to launch our first operations in the United States in Orangeburg County. Between the skilled workforce and friendly business climate, this decision was easy for us. This development will allow us not only to accommodate our continued business growth, but better serve our customers as well.” – Labon General Manager Hongxin Chen

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Labon to the South Carolina family. It’s special any time a company decides to invest in one of our rural counties because it drastically improves the lives of those in the area. We thank Labon and its leadership for the commitment this investment represents to our state and our people, and look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the Orangeburg community.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“It’s  always  exciting  when  foreign-based  firms  choose  the  Palmetto  State  for  their  new  operations.  Today,  we  celebrate  Chinabased Labon and their decision to do business in Orangeburg County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt 

“We welcome this quality international company. Labon’s decision to locate in Orangeburg County once again validates our quality workforce, superb location, and robust utility network. We are truly grateful.“ – Johnnie Wright Sr., Chairman, Orangeburg County Council

“It truly is another great day for the City of Orangeburg and the County. The City and DPU would like to welcome Labon to Orangeburg County. We know that Orangeburg has the environment that will allow them to succeed and to continue growing .” – Michael Butler, Mayor, City of Orangeburg

“Economic development continues to be a priority for Orangeburg County. We welcome Labon and wish them tremendous success, because when they succeed, our citizens succeed.” – Kenneth Middleton, Chairman, Orangeburg County Development Commission

Five Fast Facts

  • Labon launching first U.S. facility in Orangeburg County.
  • Labon is a leading technical fiber and textile manufacturer based out of China.
  • $3.1 million investment to create 23 new jobs.
  •  Located at 122 Industrial Blvd in Orangeburg, S.C., the company has purchased a 15,700-square-foot facility to accommodate their operations.
  • The new facility is expected to be operational by January 2017.