North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Hira Industries – Aerofoam USA will build an $11.5 million US headquarters in Abbeville County, S.C. The facility is expected to open by May 2023.
The business manuactures high-quality, sustainable thermal insulation and AeroSound® acoustic solutions for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
“After a careful selection of several locations, we have found our home in Abbeville, South Carolina,” said Aerofoam USA President Alex Huis. “We feel confident that from Abbeville, we will be able to serve our diverse customer base in mainland USA, Latin America and Canada. We are also confident that we will be able to offer meaningful jobs to motivated individuals that come from in and around Abbeville.
“We are excited to become a dedicated part of the community, and we are thankful to South Carolina and Abbeville County for the support and opportunity.”
The company specializes in closed-cell thermal insulation materials for condensation control in air conditioning, refrigeration and chilled water installations, as well as reducing thermal losses in heating and plumbing systems. With a firm commitment to sustainability, the products are free from dust, fibers and asbestos, and have zero ozone depletion impacts.
Located at 43 Commerce Drive in Abbeville, the project will be Aerofoam USA’s first operation in North America. The company will manufacture nytril buthene rubber (NBR) for thermal acoustic products utilized in HVAC-R systems, mechanical applications, transport, packaging and more – along with products used by original equipment manufacturers.
Operations are expected to be online by May 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Aerofoam USA team should visit the company’s contact page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits and a $600,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Abbeville County to assist with costs related to the project.
“Aerofoam USA’s decision to establish its first U.S. operation and create 50 new jobs in Abbeville County is a significant win for one of our state’s rural communities. We look forward to a long and successful relationship between Aerofoam USA and South Carolina.” -Gov. Henry McMaster