Turkish Nonwovens Company Establishes U.S. Operations in Laurens County

Foreign investment in South Carolina continues as Mogul, a privately-owned company that focuses on the production of and sale of nonwovens, is establishing its first North American operations – Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens Corporation. The company is investing $17.6 million in its new operations, creating 38 new jobs from beginning of operation.

“Mogul is excited to launch its new North American operations in Laurens County, South Carolina. Through our new facility in South Carolina, we will be able to better serve our North American customers with our diverse offerings of quality nonwoven products,” said  Mogul Tekstil, A.S. Founder and Chairman Ekrem Kayali. “We want to thank the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Power Team, the Laurens County Electric Co-op and Laurens County, South Carolina, as well as all of our private and public sector partners for making this project a reality. We look forward to building a long, prosperous business venture in South Carolina.”

Established in 1997, Mogul is headquartered in Gaziantep, Turkey. As a global leader in the nonwovens industry, the company boasts a diverse product portfolio, including spunlace, PP spunbond nonwovens, PET spunbond nonwovens, BICO PET spunbond nonwovens and meltblown nonwovens, as well as coated and laminated fabrics and converted products made from nonwovens and composites.

To establish its Laurens County operations, Mogul is purchasing an existing 91,000-square-foot building, located at 100 ISO Poly Parkway in Gray Court, S.C. This plant will focus specifically on the production of spunlace products which have medical, hygienic and personal wet wipes applications. Moving forward, Mogul expects to use its Laurens County facility to expand its already-robust product line.

Anticipated to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2016, hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in September 2015. For more information on the company, visit www.mogulsb.com.

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