Kronotex USA’s Barnwell, S.C., plant.

Kronotex USA Holdings has invested $45 million in an expansion of its Kronotex Flooring manufacturing facility in Barnwell, S.C. The construction project is designed to enhance clean energy development and, with the installation of a third set of high speed laminating and profiling lines, increase production capacity by 60 percent.

The expansion will also include 225,000 additional sq. ft. of warehouse space, as well as new factory, administrative and sales offices. The project is expected to create 40 jobs.

“The expansion of our Barnwell facility will enable us to produce a complete line of high-end laminate flooring products with improved design, which were previously only produced in the company’s European factories and imported by Kronotex USA,” noted Norm Voss, Kronotex USA Holdings’ president and ceo.