BNNano launches research in Abbeville Incubator & Soft-Landing Facility

March 16, 2021

North Carolina engineered materials company is facility’s fourth user

BNNano, a Burlington, North Carolina-based engineered materials company, is launching research & development activities at the Abbeville Incubator & Soft-Landing Facility.

BNNano is an advanced manufacturing company that transforms and revitalizes industrial commodities, such as aluminum, at nano scale in order to optimize performance. Their products can be found in metals and composites in the defense, additive manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, life sciences and textile industries. BNNano is the world’s leader in the production of Boron Nitride Nanotubes, and they pioneered the patent pending NanoBarb™ material enhancement.

Launched in 2016 by founders Jason Taylor and Steve Wilcenski, the company is a start-up business based on support from family, friends and Angel Investors.

BNNano makes the fourth business to benefit from Abbeville’s incubator, which was established in 2014 with funds from the United States Economic Development Administration.


“We are excited for the opportunity to engage with the Abbeville Incubator. This partnership is a strategic next step for BNNano and central to our growth strategy. As we grow our company, research and design is paramount. We look forward to this new relationship with like-minded partners and know our shared focus on innovation and collaboration will benefit both BNNano and the Abbeville Incubator.” – BNNano, CEO Steve Wilcenkski

“It is always exciting to welcome a new industry to Abbeville County. We are proud that BNNano chose to grow their company in our community. We are fortunate to have an incubator/soft landing facility that we can offer businesses. We look forward to working with BNNano for years to come and growing their company.” – Abbeville County Council Chairman Billy Norris

“We are excited that BNNano has chosen Abbeville County and the Abbeville Incubator as the location they feel will give them the resources and opportunity for growth and innovation. We look forward to a long-term partnership with BNNano as they continue grow their company for years to come.”
– Abbeville County Economic Development Board Chairman Rusty Denning

“BNNano’s technology has a broad range of uses, and it’s exciting to see them choose the Upstate for their growth journey. The selection of Abbeville’s Incubator and Soft-Landing Facility is another indicator of the Upstate’s proactive approach to welcoming business and fostering innovation in communities of all sizes.” – Upstate SC Alliance President & CEO John Lummus