Uniscite Breaks Ground
Marking the beginning of another multi-million dollar investment and announcement of dozens of jobs, Thursday was truly another great day in Laurens County.
Just down the road from ZF Transmissions’ new facility, representatives from Uniscite Inc., a China-based company, broke ground on its new North American home in Gray Court. Through an interpreter, General Manager Fang Wang welcomed the crowd at the ceremony and thanked all who supported the project from Upstate Alliance SC, Laurens County Development Corporation and Moss Construction Management.
“We look forward to our success in the future,” she said.
This project with the plastic films manufacturer began with a relationship between the SC Department of Commerce’s Asia office in Shanghai and the company’s executives. SCDOC Global Business Development Director Jennifer Noel said the process came to fruition rather quickly with Uniscite aggressively moving to locate in the States.
“What a wonderful place you’ve picked to come to in Laurens County,” she remarked to Uniscite’s reps. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome you here.”
The $70-million investment is expected to generate up to 100 new jobs.
Preparation for the plant has begun in earnest. Logging is well underway in the back of site and grading is expected to start Saturday.
When completed, the plant will manufacture the plastic film like that used in the packaging of food products. The plant is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2014.