Kershaw County can expect about 50 new jobs over the next five years with the announcement today from the SC Department of Commerce that TB Kawashima USA Inc. is investing $9 million in the expansion of their Lugoff facility.
The expanded operations at TB Kawashima USA, a leading producer of fabric for the automotive industry, are expected to come online in the fourth quarter of this year and will also begin hiring then.
Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce, says:
TB Kawashima’s decision to increase its footprint in Kershaw County is a sign that our state’s business-friendy climate, skilled workforce and exceptional market access are working to attract new investment and jobs. By continuing to keep regulatory costs and taxes low, South Carolina is well-positioned to compete nationally and globally for new investments and growth among existing industries.
ReadySC will assist TB Kawashima in providing a personalized training program for new employees.
TB Kawashima products are used in cars produced by Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM.