Columbia company expanding, creating 50 jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials have announced that Composite Resources Inc. is more than doubling in size and creating 50 new jobs over five years.

Company president and CEO Jonathan Bennett said Wednesday the company is buying five acres next to its Rock Hill campus and adding a 60,000-square-foot facility for creating specialty military and medical products. The company's existing facility is 52,000 square feet.

The company says it plans to invest $3.5 million.

Composite Resources designs, produces and assembles parts for industrial, military, medical and aerospace uses. The company uses composite materials such as carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass to make strong, lightweight products for contract clients.

The 17-year-old company has more than 90 employees.

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