Mogul establishing first North American operations in the Upstate
August 26, 2015
Company investing $17.6 million to establish a facility in Laurens County
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.
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.
“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. 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.” –Mogul Tekstil, A.S. Founder and Chairman Ekrem Kayali
“The fact that Mogul has decided to establish its first North American operations in Laurens County is great news for our state and for the company. Mogul’s $17.6 million investment and the 38 new jobs it will create is a meaningful commitment to the people of South Carolina, and we’re proud to welcome this great company to the South Carolina family.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“The reputation South Carolina has received for its world-class workforce and pro-business environment continues to make its way around the globe, and today’s announcement by Mogul is a testament to that. We congratulate the company and Laurens County on this significant milestone and look forward to the continuation of this tremendous partnership for many years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“It is a good day to welcome a new industry in Laurens County, and to have them locate into one of our existing buildings. This gets them in business much faster and they hire employees sooner.”–Laurens County Council Chairman Joseph E. Wood, Jr.
“It pleases me to see new industries willing to invest in Laurens County and our people. It also shows that we are taking the right steps in order to create continuous economic growth in our area.” –Laurens County Council Member Garrett McDaniel, District 3