South Korean Chemical Manufacturer to Locate New Operations in Richland County

Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a specialty chemical manufacturer of raw materials and subsidiary of Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., announced plans to locate its new production operations in Richland County.

The company’s $19.5 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs.

Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., based in South Korea, began serving the ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB) markets in 1983. The company produces and supplies raw materials for eco-friendly UV/EB curing systems that are utilized in a variety of applications, including in high-quality inks for food packaging; in special coatings for wood, plastic and metal; and in adhesives for DVD/Blu-ray discs and mobile phones.

“We welcome Miwon Specialty Chemical to Richland County,” said Paul Livingston, Chair of Richland County Council. “This new production operation and the 25 jobs it will bring, builds on our success in growing our manufacturing sector and strengthening our economy.”

Miwon Specialty Chemical’s new 65,000-square-foot production facility in Richland County will be located at 1700 Longwood Road in Columbia and is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2020. Hiring is expected to begin in first quarter of 2020.

“In 25 years, South Carolina has gone from being a textile, tobacco and tourism state to a state that can engage in complex, advanced manufacturing,” S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “Miwon Specialty Chemical’s new, state-of-the-art production facility shows the world South Carolina’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse is well-earned.”

Residents interested in applying for positions at the Miwon Specialty Chemical’s. facility in Richland County should visit for more information.

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