Owens Corning recently announced that it has acquired an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, South Carolina, where it will manufacture coated, non-woven products for a variety of applications within the North American building materials industry. The company's $13.6 million investment is projected to bring 16 new jobs.
"The Blythewood operation represents a valuable addition to a thriving business," said Nicolas Del Monaco, vice president of Owens Corning's global non-wovens business. "Adding this new capacity and capability for glass-based coating solutions in South Carolina will help us to better serve our residential and commercial building products customers across North America."
With existing South Carolina locations in Aiken, Charleston, Duncan and Starr, this will be Owens Corning's first Richland County presence. The acquisition is the first step in the creation of a glass non-wovens excellence center where the company will continue to invest to expand its capacity with the best available technologies. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in late 2019.
"Today, we're excited to celebrate this announcement and welcome another Owens Corning manufacturing facility to the South Carolina business community," said South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning is a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. The company employs more than 19,000 people across 37 countries.
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