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SKC Inc. announces plans to expand
New division will create 10 jobs

COVINGTON - SKC Inc. announced Tuesday plans to open a new chemical division in Covington.

The $750,000 facility will be located on the same site as the company's plant off Industrial Park Boulevard and will manufacture polyurethane insulation primarily used in automobiles, according to SKC spokeswoman Nwaka Mullins.

The new division will employ 10 people initially, but that number could increase over time, Mullins said.

"We hope to continue to grow and to expand that business and add on more people," she said.

A private groundbreaking ceremony will take place Sept. 25. Construction on the 8,000-square-foot building is expected to take a year.

SKC employs about 200 people at its Covington plant, which produces a wide range of films used in packaging, industrial, imaging and electrical applications. The industry opened in Covington in 1996.

"We do look forward to adding more to the economy here in the Covington and Newton County area. We're starting with the facility here and we're anticipating growing with that," Mullins said.

SKC manufactures specialty and PET film sold under Skyrol, Skywel, Skynex and SKC Pl film brands. SKC is a subsidiary of the SK group based in Korea. SK is a worldwide conglomerate operating in the energy, petrochemicals, fibers, films, telecommunications, life science, consumer products, trading and finance sectors.

Crystal Tatum can be reached at crystal.tatum@newtoncitizen.com.