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Charter NEX Films to invest $85M in Blythewood plant

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Charter NEX Films, a manufacturer of polyethylene film for industrial and medical applications, announced today it plans to invest $85 million in a new operation in Richland County. The project is expected to create more than 110 jobs, according to a press release.

The Milton, Wis.-based company will build a 140,000-square-foot plant in the Carolina Pines Industrial Park on Farrow Road in Blythewood, the release added. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2018.

“The 110 jobs that this investment will create for South Carolinians clearly show Charter NEX’s commitment to our state and our people,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement. “We are grateful that this great company has decided to choose South Carolina for its new location, and we look forward to the future prosperity that we know will come from this partnership.”

The company’s products are utilized for a variety of applications, including food, medical and protective purposes.

“We’re extremely excited about Charter NEX’s new location in Richland County,” said Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson. “Their commitment to our community and the creation of these quality new jobs are further evidence of the benefits we see when we invest in our future.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

Reuters reported that Charter Nex was acquired in May by the U.S. buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners LP.

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