Monday, January 13, 2014

Builder named for Chinese textile plant in Lancaster

That new Chinese yarn manufacturing plant heading to Lancaster County, S.C., has a design-build firm to take it from concept to finished product. Moss & Associates of Greenville, S.C., says it has been picked to design and build the new Keer Group textile factory planned for Indian Land, just across the state line from the Ballantyne area. Groundbreaking on the $200 million-plus project is expected to occur next month.

Moss says this marks its second Chinese-owned manufacturing plant. The firm is currently building a plant for the Chinese plastic film company Uniscite Inc. near Greenville. The return of textile jobs from Asia and other parts of the globe is becoming a trend to watch.

"Speed-to-market is critical to the Keer Group, and our team of design-build professionals will work to deliver their project on schedule and under budget," said Don Warren, exective vice president for Moss' Carolinas division. "An important focus for our division is to continue to develop our expertise in serving Chinese manufacturing companies that are coming to the Carolinas."


Shamash said...

One of the main reasons this textile plant is being built is the cheap land and cheap, reliable electricity when compared to China.

The other is access to duty-free markets in Central America from which to import goods made from their yarn.

And, of course, those great state benefits.

Labor costs aren't as much of an issue.