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Chemical Company Celebrates Grand Opening of Richland County Plant > Columbia Business Report

Miwon Specialty Chemical USA Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Richland County on Tuesday.

The 65,000 square foot, $20 million plant is the South Korea-based company’s first U.S. site and the 13th globally.

Located in the Pineview Industrial Park, the plant produces raw materials for inks, coatings, adhesives, photopolymer printing plates and dry film photoresists. The materials, hardened by exposure to ultraviolet light, are used for protective layers on products ranging from kitchen cabinets to television screens to cell phones.

“This is a very important milestone for us as Miwon Specialty Chemical’s first production facility in the United States,” said HW Kim, chairman of parent company Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., in a statement. press release from Central SC Alliance. “With this new investment, we hope to be able to help improve supply chain management for our local customers. Our Richland County plant will be actively working to provide quality products to customers widely distributed throughout the United States.

The plant will include a state-of-the-art laboratory, Kim said.

“Congratulations on the grand opening of Miwon Specialty Chemical USA Inc. in Richland County,” SC Governor Henry McMaster said in the statement. “Today’s step once again proves to the world that South Carolina’s business-friendly environment and talented workforce provide businesses with the tools to succeed. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Miwon Specialty Chemical USA Inc. for many years to come.

Miwon has filled more than half of the 25 jobs expected to be created by the new facility and is hiring to fill the rest, according to the statement.

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“It’s exciting to see Miwon Specialty Chemical complete construction and be much closer to operation here in Richland County,” said Richland County Council Chairman Overture Walker. “The council wishes the business much success as it opens its doors, adding to our strong and vibrant local economy.

Construction of the facility began in July 2020 after plans for the plant were announced the previous year.

Central SC Alliance assists economic development efforts in Richland County.

“The continued growth of foreign direct investment in Richland County, as well as throughout SC Central and the state, is an exciting sign of the opportunities we expect to see in the future,” said the President of the Central SC Alliance, W. Keller Kissam. “As more companies take note of our business-friendly environment, we will be there to welcome them alongside our partners, allies and thriving existing industries.”

Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.