Charter NEX Films opens plant in Blythewood
Charter NEX Films has opened a new production facility in Blythewood.
The company is North America’s largest independent producer of specialty plastic films used in flexible packaging. The Blythewood facility at 10771 Farrow Road is the company’s seventh U.S. manufacturing location and will create more than 110 advanced manufacturing and STEM-related jobs by 2020.
“Charter NEX was eager to expand our geographic footprint into the Southeast to be closer to many of our regional customers,” said Kathy Bolhous, chief executive officer. “South Carolina quickly rose to the top of our list because of the state’s strong and growing talent pool of plastics and packaging professionals. We’ve been nothing but thrilled to join the Richland County business community and sincerely appreciate the warm welcome we’ve received since starting our new facility in November.”
The company produces monolayer, coextruded and barrier films for a variety of applications, including stand-up pouches and flexible packaging film. The films are used in food and drink packaging such as frozen foods, drink pouches and baby food, for medical and pharmaceutical products, and in the construction industry.
Other Charter NEX locations include Bloomer, Milton, Rhinelander, and Superior, Wisconsin; Delaware, Ohio; and Turners Falls, Massachusetts.