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Bondex, Inc. Expands in Edgefield

August 16, 2016

Bondex, Inc., a globally-recognized manufacturer of thermally-bonded nonwoven substrates, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Edgefield County. The project is expected to bring $11.5 million in new investment and lead to the creation of 17 new jobs.

Founded in 1996, Bondex, Inc. produces thermally-bonded nonwoven substrates for the filtration, medical and electrical industries. Additionally, utilizing state-of-the-art horizontal lamination technology, along with precision vertical coating towers, Bondex offers a wide range of high-quality, flexible laminate insulation material servicing the electrical market.

Located at 2 Maxwell Drive in Trenton, S.C. the company intends to expand its existing manufacturing operations to support its new Spunlace manufacturing process. For more information on Bondex, visit the company’s website at www.bondexinc.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Edgefield County a Set-Aside grant of $100,000 to assist with the costs of building construction.

$11 million

Capital Investment


New Jobs

Served By

Aiken Electric Cooperative

“Bondex’s investment illustrates their confidence in our community and our workers, and in us as their utility partner. Their company is a great corporate citizen and we appreciate the opportunity to assist them with this expansion.”

– Gary L. Stooksbury
CEO of Aiken Electric Cooperative

“We are excited to move forward with our new expansion plans, investing $11.5 million in additional plant facilities and new Spunlace technology equipment, allowing Bondex to provide a wide range of Spunlace fabrics in various market segments. The support and assistance received from the state of South Carolina has been tremendous. A true partnership in action.”

– Steven Fransoso
President of Bondex, Inc.

“Bondex has been an important part of Team South Carolina for over 20 years and we couldn’t be more excited that they have decided to expand in our state, creating 17 new jobs for Edgefield County.”

– The Honorable Nikki Randhawa Haley
Governor of South Carolina

“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to thrive, and today’s announcement by Bondex is a testament to that. By further expanding its operations in our state, Bondex is making a statement that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for business.”

– Bobby Hitt
South Carolina Secretary of Commerce

“Bondex is an important member of our industrial community in Edgefield County and we sincerely appreciate their continued growth in our county. These new jobs and investment are important to Edgefield County and we look forward to continuing an already-strong partnership with Bondex.”

– Dean Campbell
Edgefield County Council Chairman

“New jobs and investments are important to a healthy community ecosystem. We appreciate Bondex having the confidence that Edgefield County is indeed a great place to do business.”

– Economic Development Board Chairman Gary Stooksbury