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Suominen announces expansion in Bethune
Bethune Mayor Charles McCoy welcomed Suominen officials to Bethune, and joked he would get home before everyone else because he lives right outside the plants gates. Also speaking Tuesday were State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and Suominen President and CEO Nina Kopola. - photo by Gary Phillips
Suominen, a Helskinki, Finland, global manufacturer, announced plans Tuesday to expand its Bethune facility in Kershaw County, creating at least 25 new jobs. Suominen is the world’s leading supplier of nonwoven textiles, such as baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, swabs and similar products used primarily for cleaning. The company is expanding its manufacturing operations and its largest current expansion is planned for Bethune.