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Agru America makes expansion investment of USD 39 million

AgruAmerica
January 14, 2013

Increasing operations at facilities in Georgetown and Andrews, South Carolina  

In December 2012 Agru America Inc., producer of geosynthetics, announced that it will expand its operations in Georgetown and Williamsburg County, investing a total of USD 39.1 million. The expansion is expected to create 126 new jobs.

The Georgetown production facility will add 40,000 square feet to the plant. Additionally, a 130,000-square-foot asphalt storage yard will be added to accommodate new production equipment. This project will cost USD 19.2 million and generate 49 new jobs in Georgetown County. Furthermore, Agru America will upgrade and expand their production facility in Andrews, SC, which it acquired in January 2012. At the Andrews site the firm is looking to expand its business including needle-punched, non-woven textiles for environmental, industrial, automotive, bedding and furniture products. This expansion will involve a $ 19.9 million investment and create 77 jobs.

Robert Johnson, president of Agru America, said, “We have seen demand for our products increase and adding capacity at both facilities will help us meet our manufacturing goals. South Carolina has provided us with an excellent business environment, which perfectly fits our business.”

About Agru America Inc.
Agru Amercia Inc. is a producer of linear low density and high density polyethylene liners and geotextiles. It is the only U.S. manufacturer using the die extrusion calendered process to produce structured geomembranes for the U.S. and international civil/environmental market. The firm’s parent company is Agru Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Bad Hall, Austria. Agru’s presence in the U.S. started with the opening of a pipe plant in 1988.
For more information about Agru America Inc., please visit http://www.agruamerica.com/

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