COLUMBIA, S.C. – A company specializing in the distribution of synthetic rubber, carbon black and process oils is opening a facility in Berkeley County. Intertex World Resources, Inc. is investing $3.2 million to establish Intertex Transloading Services, Inc. in Moncks Corner, S.C. The investment is expected to create 10 local jobs.
Founded in 1990 and based in Akron, Ohio, Intertex World Resources, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified distributors of elastomers, master batches, natural and synthetic rubber, process oils and carbon black, a material used as reinforcing filler in tires and other molded rubber and plastic products. These materials have tremendous relevance in South Carolina as the Palmetto State is currently the number one producer and exporter of tires in the United States.
This new Berkeley County facility, a more than 100,000-square-foot building located at 164 Spring Grove Road, will specialize in the transloading of carbon black. This is a major step for Intertex Transloading Services, Inc. as the company seeks to become a larger supplier to the growing tire and rubber industry in South Carolina and the Southeastern United States.
Hiring for the new positions is currently underway. Those interested in applying may contact Gary Horning at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“This exciting new opportunity will allow Intertex World Resources to expand our reach in this resurging industry – providing us with the ability to continue to serve our long-standing clients, while expanding our reach and designing new services from the ground up. As leaders in the industry, we are driven to stay ahead of the curve by identifying not only the current needs of customers, but forecasting future needs and opportunities based on industry growth. The opening of our facility in Berkeley County, South Carolina, is the first step in that process. We will be able to transload carbon black into bulk package on site. The facility is in close proximity to the port and new tire plants, helping to expedite handling imported material and providing maximum efficiency for our customers.” -Intertex World Resources, Inc. President Stan Rybalov
“We have reviewed dozens of facilities in the Charleston S.C. region and Savannah, Ga. area, before determining that the Moncks Corner, S.C. facility offers us the best location to serve our growing customer base in the tire and rubber industry. The facility is over 100,000 square feet, and offers us the capability to expand. This is an exciting opportunity for Intertex and we look forward to growing with the resurgent tire industry in South Carolina, and the United States.” -Intertex World Resources, Inc. Director of Carbon Black Services Gary Horning
“South Carolina is the nation’s tire capital, and it’s great to see that trend continue with Intertex Transloading Services choosing to establish their next plant in Moncks Corner. Their investment of $3.2 million and creation of 10 new jobs is good news for this local community and we look forward to seeing them grow and succeed in our state.” -Gov. Nikki Haley
“The tire industry continues toleave a strong footprint on our state. As the number one producer and exporter of tires in the U.S., South Carolina will continue to recruit quality companies that support the tire manufacturing supply chain, including respected companies like Intertex Transloading Services, Inc.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“As our state, region and county continue to experience a diverse mix of new and expanding industries, the Intertex World Resources facility in Berkeley County brings a component of the growing tire industry in South Carolina to our backyard. We are happy to see this company choose Berkeley County as its location for their growing business.” -Berkeley County Supervisor and Council Chairman Dan Davis
“Intertex’s decision to locate here in Moncks Corner says a lot about its confidence in our region’s workforce, our business-friendly climate and the global connectivity of the Port of Charleston. We are so pleased they chose to partner with our community and look forward to their continued growth and success.” -Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Lonnie Carter
“S.C. Ports Authority welcomes Intertex Transloading Services to the Lowcountry, and we look forward to handling their import needs. The growth of businesses that support South Carolina’s tire industry generates new volumes for the SCPA and has a significant economic impact on our state and region.” -S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome
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About Intertex World Resources, Inc.
Founded in January, 1990 by a group of highly experiences rubber professionals, Intertex World Resources has grown into one of the largest and most diversified distributors of elastomers, master batches, carbon black, natural and synthetic rubber and process oils in the industry. For more information, visit www.intertexworld.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. Also, the state was ranked first in attracting jobs through foreign investment by IBM-Plant Location International. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com
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