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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (center) joins various officials for the July 2016 groundbreaking on an expansion at Swiss Krono’s plant.
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Our Industries Provide Good Jobs. As the economic engine of our local economy, our industries create opportunities for service providers and retail businesses, while providing additional tax revenue to fund county services, schools and a great quality of life. Our companies also provide unique and exciting job opportunities for our local residents. You don’t have to leave Barnwell County to find high quality jobs that can make your dreams come true.
ew jobs are on the way to Barnwell County as existing companies expand and new ones move in. While some of the 134 jobs have been filled for the new Orchids Paper Products plant, there are still opportunities as construction continues to make the plant fully operational in 2017 with the addition of a paper mill. The plant makes paper towels, toilet paper and other products. Existing companies are also investing in the area by expanding their facilities and growing their workforce. Most notable is Swiss Krono which is investing $230 million and creating 100 new jobs in its latest expansion of its wood laminate flooring facility near Snelling. An estimated 450 construction jobs are also expected to be created over the next two years as a result of the expansion. “Success breeds more success, as in the case of Kronotex (now Swiss Krono),” said Danny Black, president and CEO of SouthernCarolina Alliance (SCA), a regional economic development organization that represents six counties. “Unitech and Dayco are two other companies in Barnwell County that continue to grow and add jobs here.” “Other county industries have announced or are nearing Continued on page 12
That’s why SouthernCarolina Alliance and Barnwell County continue to work closely with our industries to help them grow, while marketing the Southern Carolina region of our state as the best place in the world to live and work.
Regionalism at Work for Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties
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A guide to Barnwell County, SC