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      New facility in Lexington to bring 130 jobs

      COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Signode, a leading manufacturer and distributor of protective packaging systems, will bring 130 jobs at the new Lexington County facility.

      The company will start to manufacture industrial packaging products in Chapin, adding 63 full-time positions with highly technical skills in the first phase.

      "Signode is extremely excited to open up a brand new plant and product line in Chapin, S.C. We thank the town of Chapin, Lexington County and the State of South Carolina for their tremendous support and we look forward to growing a lasting relationship." said Joseph Hudson, Plant Manager.

      The $15 million investment is expected to create 130 jobs and represents an expansion of Signodeâ??s in-state presence.

      â??Signode is a global leader in manufacturing and could have located its new facility anywhere in the world. The companyâ??s decision to invest $15 million and create 130 jobs in Lexington County speaks volumes about our highly skilled workforce and positive business climate.â?? said Gov. Nikki Haley.

      The company will reutilize an existing warehouse facility in Chapin, SC, and produce a new product line for the packaging manufacturer.

      Signode manufactures steel and plastic strapping, stretch firm and the application equipment and accessory products. Signodeâ??s products are used to secure items such as cotton bales, newspapers, steel coins and corrugate cartons.

      Interested applications are encouraged to apply at .