Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 3, 2013

1 Min Read
JN Fibers to Start Plastics Recycling Facility in South Carolina

JN Fibers Inc. will establish a new recycling facility in Richburg, S.C., to turn discarded soda and water bottles into polyester staple fibers.

JN Fibers, which is based in Zhejiang, China, said in a news release the facility will cost $45 million and create 318 jobs. The recycled fibers the plant will make will go for use in the home textiles, furniture, upholstery and automotive industries.

The company will revamp an existing building as well as add space for a total operation of 600,000 square feet. JN Fibers expects the plant to begin operations in the third quarter of 2014.

JN Fibers Inc. will operate the plant and market their products under their subsidiary Sun Fibers LLC.

South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a rural infrastructure grant of $800,000 and approved job development credits.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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