Company to create jobs with new York Co. facility

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YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A company that makes paper products is planning a new production facility in York County, the South Carolina Department of Commerce said.

Softex Paper Inc., a maker of consumer and commercial paper products, will locate a new manufacturing facility in an existing building on Mount Phillips Street in Rock Hill. The company will produce paper towels, toilet paper and napkins at the facility and expects to begin operations there by mid-2013.

The $2 million investment is expected to generate 36 new jobs.

"We are excited about the opportunity to expand our company's production operations. York County provided us with an excellent location for the new plant. South Carolina has offered us a positive business environment and a skilled workforce. We appreciate all the support we've received from state and local officials," said Brian Smith, plant manager for Softex Paper.

The new facility will be the second in South Carolina for Softex. It already has production operations in Chester.

The company will begin hiring for the new positions close to the time when the plant begins operations, around the middle of 2013.  For more information about Softex Paper, click here.