130 new jobs coming to Chapin with Signode expansion
The town of Chapin and Lexington County will see $15 million in investment and 130 new jobs with an expansion of Signode. The company, which manufacturers and distributors of protective packaging systems, has announced plans to locate in an existing facility.
“Signode is extremely excited to open up a brand new plant and product line in Chapin, S.C. We thank the town of Chapin, Lexington County and the State of South Carolina for their tremendous support and we look forward to growing a lasting relationship,” Plant Manager Joseph Hudson said.
Signode will set up operations in a warehouse previously used by FB Johnston.
Signode is part of the global company Premark Packaging and manufactures steel and plastic strapping, stretch firm and the application equipment, and accessory products. Items produced at Signode are bought and used around the world to secure goods like cotton bales and corrugated cartons.
“We look forward to Signode’s presence in Lexington County which should yield positive results for the Chapin area,” said Lexington County Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat.
Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson said he thinks the announcement is a reason for Chapin to celebrate.
“This is a significant win for our town, which has a proven, productive workforce and a great quality of life,” he said. “We appreciate (Signode’s) support in re-opening the former FB Johnston plant and look forward to having the employees be part of our growing business community.”
The company plans to add 63 full-time positions in the first phase. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at www.sctechjobs.com.