Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Alexium-AFRL to create new textiles & advanced materials
Alexium-AFRL to create new textiles & advanced materials
13
May '10
Alexium Inc., a subsidiary of Alexium International Group limited listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (Alexium) and The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Greenville Area Development Corporation and the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announced that, Alexium will establish its new technical fabric manufacturing and research and development plant in Greenville County.

Alexium is anticipating investing $8 million in the SC operations over the next five years and add 200 new jobs to spur company growth, leveraging investment capital, government funding, and commercial revenues.

“We are pleased to locate our new facility in the South Carolina Upstate. The area offers us an excellent business environment and a strong workforce, as well as exceptional market access. We are already working on contracts for the military and this facility will allow us to meet increasing demand for our products. Greenville County provides an excellent location and a positive business environment for our operations. We appreciate all the support and the package of financial incentives given to us by state and local officials as well as SCRA,” said Stefan Susta, director of Alexium Inc.

Incentives provided include, property taxes rebates, state and local corporate income tax credits, job tax credits, sales tax exemptions and other incentives such as employee training incentives and equipment assistance. This announcement follows years of extensive research undertaken by the U.S. Air Force Research Labs, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL), Air Base Science Division and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Science & Technology Office, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Alexium will not only produce innovative technical fabric products for the U.S. military but will cooperate with AFRL to create exciting new textiles and advanced materials for a broad range of commercial applications using a reactive surface treatment technology.

“Alexium is an innovative company that produces and improves leading-edge technologies. The state's strengths in high-tech manufacturing, the defense industry, a growing advanced materials industry and a skilled workforce second to none were driving forces in our state's ability to recruit Alexium to Greenville County. This announcement coupled with many others in recent months clearly demonstrates that Commerce and its economic development partners are successful in recruiting job opportunities that grow the knowledge base in our state. We welcome Alexium to South Carolina and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with them in the years ahead,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

Alexium, which is locating its operations at 8 Distribution Court in Greer, expects to have the facility completely up and running by the end of July and is accepting purchase orders from government and commercial entities. The companywill be training part of its workforce with help from readySC.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X