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Fabric producer establishing Orangeburg County operations

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A global producer of nonwoven fabric is investing $17.6 million in new Orangeburg County operations expected to create 34 jobs.

Greenville-based Pratrivero USA is a division of Pratrivero Nonwovens, headquartered in Italy. The company, family-owned and -operated for 14 generations, provides fabrics used in industry sectors including furnishings, advertising banners, footwear, packaging and automotive.

Located at 3777 Industrial Blvd. in Orangeburg, Pratrivero USA’s Orangeburg County facility will produce stitchbond, a nonwoven fabric produced by mechanical bonding of fiber layers with continuous filaments. The facility will also include distribution operations.

“Pratrivero USA is looking forward to being part of the Orangeburg County industrial family,” Paolo Barberis Canonico, Pratrivero USA president, said in a news release. “We are very excited about this new investment and feel by choosing such a great location and working with the wonderful people in this community, we will succeed. The approach that Orangeburg County has taken to include a training program with Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College to help us find and train people specifically for our industry is a wonderful benefit for Pratrivero USA and the people we will be hiring.”

Operations are expected to be online in September. Pratrivero USA is working with ready SC for future recruitment.

“We’re grateful for another economic development announcement in Orangeburg County,” said Orangeburg County Council Chair Johnnie Wright. “We value our international diversity, as it makes us stronger as a state. This $17.6 million investment and creation of 34 jobs is a wonderful way to kick off 2022. This announcement by Pratrivero USA brings 28 foreign companies representing 17 countries to Orangeburg County.”

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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