Fiber recycler and supplier Leigh Fibers is investing more than $10 million in new machinery and a plant expansion at its Wellford, S.C. The investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs over the next five years.
Leigh Fibers serves a number of markets, including home furnishings, textiles, nonwovens, automotive and construction. The 100–year–old company is a major supplier of reprocessed and raw fibers. It recycles post–industrial and post–consumer textile waste to manufacture new fibers and operates in more than 25 countries.
“We continue to see an increase in demand for our products and services. This expansion will help us better serve our customers, as well as position us for future growth,” said Keith Taylor, Leigh Fibers president. “Our plans to invest in the Wellford facility will not only promote job growth, but will also have a positive environmental impact on our county and state by minimizing waste going to landfills.”