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      Orangeburg plant expected to bring 300 jobs to SC

      ORANGEBURG, SC (WACH) - A new manufacturing plant in Orangeburg is expected to bring 300 jobs to South Carolina.

      Innovative Composites International held a ceremony Thursday to celebrate the opening of its new plant in Orangeburg.

      The company claims to be known for being a leader in composite design and manufacturing.

      With the new 126,000 square-foot manufacturing plant, homes can be built in a single day by a crew of just five workers using no special tools or heavy equipment, but are so strong they can withstand an earthquake or hurricane, according to officials with the company.

      The plant will have the capacity to produce up to 5,000 durable and affordable home each year.

      During the event, a crew of five workers began the assembly a 559-square foot home that is expected to be completed by dark Thursday night.

      The workers did not need any special tools, training or heavy equipment.

      Gov. Nikki Haley joined other dignitaries to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

      The company is investing $9.3 million in the new plant.