NC research firm to bring 120 jobs to SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A research firm that develops advanced textiles for the automotive, aeronautics and defense industries says it will open a new facility in South Carolina, creating 120 new jobs.

The state Department of Commerce announced Monday that Fletcher, N.C.-based Materials Innovation Technologies will bring a new facility to Florence County. The company specializes in processes for reclaiming and molding carbon fibers - a strong, light and flexible material.

Gov. Mark Sanford says the announcement speaks to the state's progress on attracting high-quality companies.

Materials Innovation Technologies plans to do most of its hiring in February.

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