Kinro to begin manufacturing in Chester, bringing 125 jobs

Chester, SC - CHESTER, SC (WMBF) - A window and door manufacturer is opening up shop in South Carolina with a nearly $1 million investment that is expected to create 125 new jobs.

Kinro Inc., a subsidiary of White Plains, NY-based Drew Industries Inc., announced Wednesday it would locate its new $978,300 manufacturing plant in the former Philips Products plant in Chester. The plant will manufacture entry doors and windows for manufactured homes and RVs.

"Our market share has increased, and this new plant will help us meet growing demand from our customers," Kinro President/CEO Jason Lippert said. "Chester County has provided us with an excellent pre-existing facility, and the positive business environment and available labor force make the area a great fit for us."

The company expects to begin hiring for the positions now and continue hiring over the next 12 months. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the Chester Workforce Center at 803-377-8147.

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