Plastic recycler brings 300 jobs to Chester County

Plastic recycler brings 300 jobs to Chester County

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 25 at 6:20 PM

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A Chinese company that recycles plastic soda and water bottles into fibers for furniture and upholstery plans to open a new plant in Chester County. 

JN Fibers Inc. announced Wednesday it will hire more than 300 workers for its new $45 million plant in Richburg  

The company is renovating an existing building and hopes to begin hiring next summer with the plant opening in the fall of 2014. 

JN Fibers makes fibers used in upholstery for automobiles, furniture and other home items. 

The company was given a rural infrastructure grant of $800,000 and job development credits to locate in South Carolina. 

Chester County's unemployment rate was 11.6 percent in August, well above the state rate of 8.1 percent.
 

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