Alexium International Group will establish its new technical fabric manufacturing and research plant in Greenville County. The State Department of Commerce says it will be a $3 million facility and will create 200 new jobs.
Alexium produces technical fabric products for the U.S. military but plans to develop new textiles and materials for a range of commercial applications
Secretary of Commerce Joe Taylor says the company was drawn by the states high tech manufacturing, defense industry, a growing advanced materials industry and workforce.
Bill Mahoney, SCRA CEO says his organization will help Alexium “in bringing its advanced materials technologies to our federal clients, thereby improving platforms, protection and support for our war fighters.” They worked with Commerce, GADC and Clemson University to bring in Alexium.
Alexium will locate its operations at distribution center in Greer, which is slated for completion by the end of July.
The company is now hiring chemical engineers, materials engineers, scientists. Later, the company will add workers with experience in the textile industry. For more information, contact readySC or Alexium.