Kronotex'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, expected to start immediately, will 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,” said Norm Voss, president and ceo of Kronotex USA Holdings. “The increase in both capacity and capability will create new jobs in Barnwell while providing our customers with higher value products more quickly and more reliably, in addition to reducing their delivery costs and working capital requirements.”

“This significant investment during a time of weak economic growth is a testimonial to the excellent quality of our products and our work force in Barnwell,” Voss added. “We could not have continued to grow our business during these tough economic conditions if it weren’t for the close working relationships we have developed with our customers and critical vendors.”

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