NC research firm to bring 120 jobs to SC

AP News
Posted: Nov 17, 2009 12:58 PM

A research firm that develops advanced textiles for the automotive, aeronautics and defense industries says it will open a new facility in South Carolina, creating 120 new jobs.

The state Department of Commerce announced Monday that Fletcher, N.C.-based Materials Innovation Technologies will bring a new facility to Florence County. The company specializes in processes for reclaiming and molding carbon fibers _ a strong, light and flexible material.

Gov. Mark Sanford says the announcement speaks to the state's progress on attracting high-quality companies.

Materials Innovation Technologies plans to do most of its hiring in February.