Ascend plans $35 million expansion.

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Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials is investing $35.3 million in an expansion of its Greenwood County facility, creating 30 new jobs, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.

Located at 1515 Highway 246 South in Greenwood, Ascend plans to upgrade several lines in early 2019 to increase capacity of nylon polymer production. Last year, the company added 24 million pounds of staple fiber production capacity at the facility, according to a news release.

"The polymer we make at Ascend in Greenwood forms the building blocks for things we use every day, from air bags to high-end carpet to tennis balls," said Hal McCord, Ascend Performance Materials senior site director, in the release. "Thanks to the hard work of our employees and the support of leaders in Greenwood County and South Carolina, this expansion will allow us to increase our polymer production by 50%, creating more...

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